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us: Mtukudzi, Oliver

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  • Variants

    • us: Mtukudzi, Tuku
    • us: Mutukudzi, Oliver
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1952-09-22
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Harare (Zimbabwe)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Zimbabwe
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Wagon Wheel Jazz Band
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Dzandimometera Band
        • Organization: PakarePaye Arts Center
    • Gender

    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Guitarists
          (lcsh) Singers
            (lcsh) Composers
        • Use For

        • Sources

          • found: Jit, 1993: opening credits (Oliver Mtukudzi)
          • found: Wikipedia, June 12, 2007 (Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi; b. 1952, Highfield, Harare; Zimbabwean musician)
          • found: AMG, June 4, 2008 (Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi; b. Sept. 22, 1952
          • found: LCCN 93718078: Sugar pie, p1988 (511 field: Oliver Mutukudzi)
          • found: LCCN 96981495: His Son of the soil, between 1990 and 1995 (usage: Oliver Mutukudzi)
          • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed February 27, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Mtukudzi, Oliver; Tuku; guitarist, popular singer, songwriter; born 22 September 1952 in Harare, Zimbabwe; recorded his first single, Stop after Orange (1975); worked in the band Wagon Wheels, playing in the Congolese rumba style then popular across Africa; recorded first hit with the band Dzandimometera; released over fifty recordings; performed across Africa, Europe, and North America; acted or performed in several films, including Jit, the first motion picture with an all-Zimbabwean cast (1990); famous guitar works draw on the mbira music of Zimbabwe's Shona culture, which refers to the style of music and to the thumb piano on which it is performed; founded the PakarePaye Arts Center in Norton (2003); stirred controversy with Wasakara (You Are Worn Out) from the recording Bvuma (Tolerance) as a call for the president of Zimbabwe to step down (2001); performed at a party celebrating the appointment of the nation's first female vice president, Joyce Mujuru (2005))
          • notfound: Halliwell's filmgoer's companion, 1997;Internet movie database WWW home page, Mar. 6, 2000;All movie guide WWW home page, Mar. 6, 2000
        • LC Classification

          • ML420.M72
        • Change Notes

          • 2000-03-13: new
          • 2016-03-21: revised
        • Alternate Formats