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Oliver Mtukudzi : Living Tuku Music in Zimbabwe (Hardcover) (Jennifer W. Kyker)

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Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi, a Zimbabwean guitarist, vocalist, and composer, has performed worldwide and released some 50 albums. One of a handful artists to have a beat named after him, Mtukudzi blends Zimbabwean traditional sounds with South African township music and American gospel and soul, to compose what is knows as Tuku Music. In this biography, Jennifer Kyker looks at Mtukudzi’s life and art, from his encounters with Rhodesian soldiers during the Zimbabwe war of liberation to his friendship with American blues artist Bonnie Raitt. With unprecedented access to Mtukudzi, Kyker breaks down his distinctive performance style using the Shona concept of "hunhu," or human identity though moral relationships, as a framework. By reading Mtukudzi's life in connection with his lyrics and the social milieu in which they were created, Kyker offers an engaging portrait of one of African music's most recognized performers. Interviews with family, friends, and band members make this a penetrating, sensitive, and uplifting biography of one of the world’s most popular musicians.

Number of Pages: 290
Genre: Music
Series Title: African Expressive Cultures
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr
Author: Jennifer W. Kyker
Language: English
Street Date: October 31, 2016
TCIN: 51499994
UPC: 9780253022233
Item Number (DPCI): 248-21-9362
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