Mtukudzi to warm up Windhoek

Windhoek – Fans of Tuku Music are in for a treat when the Zimbabwean music heavyweight, Oliver Mtukudzi hits stage for the winter festival concert at Zoo Park Amphitheatre in Windhoek on August 8, 2015.

Amor Basson, one of the organisers of the Winter Festival, said Mtukudzi will be performing new songs from his recent album Mukombe weMvura and old songs.

He will be joined on stage by Ndilimani Cultural Troupe and the Zamar Band on the night.

“The show is dedicated to Mtukudzi fans in Namibia, the matured class and also the jazz lovers. We are expecting a full house since everyone is welcome and people are excited that Mtukudzi will be coming to an open show rather than the private ones that he normally comes for. He has been here several times but it’s the first concert open to the public since 2009 when he last performed at the Windhoek High School,’’ Basson said.

In September last year, Mtukudzi performed at the 10th anniversary of The Southern Times newspaper at the Windhoek Country Club.

Basson said that the Winter Festival is about people enjoying the winter fever and jazz music, adding that the event will be an annual one, that will culminate in a Winter Jazz Festival.

“All that we wish for is for the crowd to enjoy his (Mtukudzi’s) music. We intend to have more events for the same grouping of people. The reason we are organizing the event is because there is only one major activity on the arts calendar, which is the Windhoek Jazz Festival, so people of a mature age do not have as many outings to live bands unless MTC (Mobile Telecommunication Limited) comes up with an international artist,” he remarked.

The event is organised with assistance from Multichoice Namibia, HD Printing and Signs, OSEC Engineering and Oshili.com.

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