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  • Oliver Mtukudzi & The Black Spirits

    Sponsor:

    Duke Performances

    Location:

    Bryan Center Reynolds Industries Theater - Map

    Cost:

    $32 - $26 || $10 Duke students | Reserved Seating

    When:

    to

    Contact:

    Rumble, Ken

    Email:

    ken.rumble@duke.edu

    Phone:

    660-3348

    Bonnie Raitt once compared him to a cross between soul legend Otis Redding and reggae icon Toots Hibbert. Devotees refer to his huge catalog of R&B-inflected Zimbabwean music, simply and irreducibly, as "Tuku Music." However you frame him, Oliver Mtukudzi speaks to audiences the world over - in Shona, Ndebele, and English - with his deep, inviting voice and agile guitar-playing. A seasoned navigator of the complex Zimbabwean cultural and political scenes, Mtukudzi has become, over a storied four-decade career, "one of the giants of African pop" (Utne Reader). Now he comes calling with his Black Spirits, who spryly flesh out his hypnotic melodies and percussive rhythms.

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