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Oliver Mtukudzi: Living Tuku Music in Zimbabwe by Jennifer Kyker
Oliver Mtukudzi: Living Tuku Music in Zimbabwe by Jennifer Kyker

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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Jennifer Kyker on Oliver Mtukudzi

  • Date: Saturday, December 30, 2017
  • Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette Street, Eugene, Oregon 97405 (see map), 541-345-8986

Book Event: Jennifer Kyker, author of Oliver Mtukudzi: Living Tuku Music in Zimbabwe.

"Jennifer offers a vivid, insightful account of Olive Mtukudzi, whose big voice and heartfelt songs make him a living legend of Afro-pop. Mtukudzi’s commitment to fostering positive social relations emerges with clarity and passion in her writing, which bears witness to Oliver’s music, which has both shaped and been shaped by Zimbabwean history, politics and society." - Bonnie Raitt

Music provided by local mbira players.

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Zambuko Marimba ensemble plays at Saturday Market
Zambuko Marimba ensemble plays at Saturday Market


"Mauya mauya!"


"Siya lamukela!"


kutsinhira... to follow one who has cut a path, tilled the soil, put forth a musical phrase. In Zimbabwean musical tradition, a melodic line that responds to the lead line of an mbira song.

Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center...a community of people in and near Eugene, Oregon, responding to the rich musical tradition of the people of Zimbabwe by creating a center for teaching and performing Zimbabwean music.

Check out current marimba classes offered at the center, special events, great links to Zimbabwean music and culture web sites, and upcoming gigs where you can dance to this intensely joyful and energetic music.

For information about joining a class at Kutsinhira see the new class page

Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to the music and people of Zimbabwe. For information about Kutsinhira's governance and history go to About Kutsinhira.

Kutsinhira offers classes in Zimbabwean marimba and mbira, and organizes lessons and workshops with visiting Zimbabwean master musicians.

Check out Kutsinhira's Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=7274585361

If you need to make a payment to Kutsinhira, use Paypal button below and be sure to let us know what the payment is for. Tatenda Chaizvo.

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