Location: SOB's, Varick Street, New York, NY, United States (Google Maps)
Time: 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm
On March 8th, 2014, SOBs presents the legendary Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits. For one night only Oliver Mtukudzi and the black Spirits will be here live performing music off his new album, Sarawoga. Doors open at 8pm, shows at 8pm &10:30pm
SOBs invites you to come out and experience African great Oliver ”Tuku” Mtukudi & the Black Spirits as he brings his ongoing poetic message to the SOBs stage, with a special encore performance at 10:30pm. With his expressive and poetic lyrics, partnered with his amazing guitar work, Oliver has been a penicole movement in the Afopop and world music scene. With his release of his new Album, Sarawoga, Oliver plans on bring to life the experiences and messages he has encountered over the years.
The Metaphor of Everyday Life: African Great Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi Returns with New Album, Ongoing Poetic Message
Oliver Mtukudzi, affectionately called “Tuku” by fans worldwide, has weathered storms with his sharp observations and gracious emphasis on the basic human experiences that unite us all: childhood and aging, respect and hope, women’s rights and AIDS, community and connection.
“My music and art come from the everyday living I do,” Mtukudzi reflects. “I write what I see around me. When I see something, I have something real to talk about. If there is something to talk about, there’s something to sing about, and there’s always something new to talk about.”
Tuku’s latest album Sarawoga (U.S. release: May 21, 2013) proves that the venerable artist still has plenty to say. With a career that spans the birth of his native Zimbabwe and the advent of both Afropop and the global love affair with African roots music, Tuku’s quicksilver guitar work, keen ear for melody, and evocative voice have earned him intense adulation at home. His organic, savvy mix of traditional ways, pan-African influences, and cosmopolitan pop forms became widely known as Tuku Music. It has made Tuku a household name across Southern Africa, as well as across Europe and North America, thanks in part to major releases of his work in the 1990s and 2000s.
Revered as both accomplished musician and public figure, Tuku has explored a variety of media over his long, successful career: launched a popular local arts center, mentored countless local musicians, produced musicals, made films, and spoken out in a soft but persuasive way on key issues in Zimbabwean and African society.
So come out for Oliver Mtukudzi & the Black Spirits. Get your tickets now!
6:30PM doors / 8 & 10:30 show $25 General Admission (age 21+)