Eight tickets up for grabs in Voice competition
SOUTHERN Africa’s music legend,Oliver Mtukudzi from Zimbabwe, will be in Gaborone on August 5 to headline a musical show featuring local Ikalanga jazz pioneer Ndingo Johwa.
The Voice, in partnership with Botswana Craft is giving away eight tickets to be won by Voice readers in a competition.
Ndingo Johwa does not need much introduction to the local audience following his growing success in popularizing the merger of traditional kalanga folklore music and jazz into an explosive Ikajazz genre.
Mtukudzi on the other hand has been mesmerizing audiences across the globe with his husky voice and popular music since 1977.He has earned a devoted following across Africa and beyond.
A member of Zimbabwe’s KoreKore tribe, with Nzou Samanyanga as his totem, Mtukudzi sings predominately in Zimbabwe’s dominant Shona language, sometimes mixed with English and Ndebele.
He also incorporates elements of different musical traditions, giving his music a distinctive and captivating style, known to fans as “Tuku Music”.
He has been on several tours in the UK, USA and Canada to perform for large audiences. Some of Mtukudzi’s most emotive hits include “Ndakuvara,” which bemoans the political violence engineered by Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party and “Wasakara (You Are Getting Old),” which most Zimbabweans took as a direct plea for Mugabe to retire.
Stand a chance to watch the explosive combination of the two musical giants by SMSing the key word LIVE to 16565. The sms is charged at P2 and is open to all networks.