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Nhava

Label: Heads Up International
Released: 2005
Track listing: Ninipa, Izere Mhepo, Pindirai, Menzva Kudzimba, Hazvireve, Hope, Tiregerereiwo, Handiro Dambudziko, Tiri Mubindu, Dzokai, Dzidziso

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Oliver Mtukudzi: Nhava

Read "Nhava" reviewed by AAJ Staff

It's been thirty years since Oliver “Tuku Mtukudzi released his debut single, and in that time the Zimbabwean superstar has managed to cement a very distinctive sound. Together with his Black Spirits band, Tuku has developed a fusion of traditional Shona music with other southern African idioms, colored by faint blues and country overtones, that somehow ...

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Oliver Mtukudzi: Nhava

Read "Nhava" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

The Heads Up Africa series has featured such artists as Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo, there's nothing not to like about this music emerging from Southern Africa. This hit parade continues with Zimbabwean guitarist/vocalist Oliver Mtukudzi's Nhava. The album ("carrying bag in Shona) is a collection of advice, encouragement, and wisdom for travelers ...


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