The Old Town School of Folk Music teaches and celebrates music and cultural expressions rooted in the traditions of diverse American and global communities.

Part of the WYCC Musicology Series Thursday, April 11, 2013 ♦ 8:00 PM Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall 4544 North Lincoln Avenue Box Office: 773.728.6000 Tickets: $25 General Public, $23 Members Zimbabwe's pride, most successful artist and national treasure, Oliver Mtukudzi is gifted with a deep and gusty voice plus a talent for writing songs that reflect on the daily life and struggles of his people. ‘Tuku' as he is known, began performing in 1977 and has earned a devoted following across Africa and beyond, all the while incorporating elements of different musical traditions. A member of Zimbabwe's Kore Kore tribe, he sings in the nation's dominant Shona language as well as Ndebele and English. Tuku's music is heavily influenced by a humanist chimurenga ethos, which, in turn, is inspired by the hypnotic rhythms of the mbira (thumb piano). His music also incorporates South Africa mbaqanga, the energetic Zimbabwean pop style jit, and the traditional kateke drumming of his clan. One of Tuku's biggest fans is Bonnie Raitt, and he is one of the most successful African recording artists in North America. http://www.tukumusik.com/




8.7 Total rating based on 1 unique reviews.

Location

Old Town School of Folk Music

Old Town School of Folk Music

4544 N. Lincoln Ave., 60625, Chicago, United States

  • Status: Scheduled

  • 11. April. 13
  • 00:00
  • 01:00
  • 01:00
  • Homepage
Register now

Register to get most out of Global Nights!

Your upcoming favourites

Sign up