Zimbabwe’s award winning musical giants Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi and Alick Macheso are set to perform at a show dubbed “The Titanic Clash” at the Aquatic Complex in Chitungwiza on August 26.
The show that will start at 7pm and run until morning the following day and fans will only have to part with $5 for the high-profile gig.
The two giants will take turns to display their musical talents and those who have attended both Tuku or Macheso’s shows, should probably be wondering how big the crowd will be since both are well known for pulling large numbers.
“Tuku will perform with the Black Spirits while Macheso will take the stage with his Ochestra Mberikwazvo and only the crowds will see for themselves who the biggest between the two is,” said the event manager Habis Joseph.
Joseph said they decided to put up such a clash of the giants after realising it had been too long since the two giants had performed together.
He said they wanted to bring back the hype in the usually ordinary shows held every weekend by bringing together musical giants which they would continue to do.
“The two giants will be supported by a performance by up-and-coming local sungura artist, Tryson Chimbetu,” said Joseph.
Tuku who is popular for his husky voice, guitar expertise and lyrical prowess, has become one of the most recognised voices to emerge from Zimbabwe and has earned a devoted following internationally.
He has had a number of tours around the world in countries like the United Kingdom, United States and Canada where he has performed for large audiences.
He has recorded several albums since the beginning of his career in 1977 and some of his greatest hits include Gona, Nyanga Yenzou, Svovi Yangu, Bvuma and the Neria soundtrack among many others.
Macheso on the other hand is a contemporary musician who is often referred to as the king of sungura by loyal fans that throng his shows almost every week.
He is well known in some parts of Africa and ranked among the best bass guitarists on the continent. He has also toured internationally performing in countries like United Kingdom, United States and Australia.
Macheso is believed to be arguably the best sungura artist ever to emerge from Zimbabwe with popular tracks like Tafadzwa, Ndezvashe and Madhawu among others.
“Anything that has something to do with clashing of the greats is not worth missing and I urge all Tuku and Macheso fans to come together in their numbers to witness the titanic clash,” said Joseph.