AFRO-JAZZ guru Oliver Mtukudzi put up a scintillating performance that left revellers clamouring for more at the Large City Hall, Bulawayo, on Friday.
The supercharged star began his act just after 9pm, with celebrated drummer Sam Mataure doing what he knows best. The combination of Mataure and bass guitarist Enock Piroro was a show on its own and it got revellers dancing.
The performance was characterised by high energetic dance routines by Tuku and his new backing vocalist.
The Afro-jazz maestro, whose music incorporates elements of different traditions, proved why he is one of Zimbabwe’s renowned musicians.
Mtukudzi has had a number of tours around the world. He has been on several tours in the United Kingdom, United States and Canada to perform for large audiences and his stage presence on Friday evinced his prowess and experience.
Soon after Tuku’s performance, Sulumani Chimbetu changed the tempo with his fast tracks that got revellers dancing until the early hours of Saturday morning. The Batai Munhu hit-maker complemented Tuku’s efforts with dance routines that were a marvel to watch.
Groove Entertainment director Nkululeko Sibanda expressed gratitude to the people of Bulawayo, adding that the company would continue to bring high quality entertainment.
“We are here to serve people,” he said.
“You saw that it was one of Tuku’s best-ever performances in the city. Over the past couple of months he has had solo performances in Bulawayo, but this one was a full-band show which people had been missing.”