HIFA Honours Tuku's 60th Birthday

The music super star was joined on stage by several of his musical friends including female musician and bassist Judith Weutonga, Senegalese muso Ishmael Lo, who attempted bellowing out some Shona rythms, in honour of Tuku, and the American band Publish the Quest.

Members of the crowd joined in the fun singing “happy birthday Tuku” while Lo wished Tuku more than 100 years of good health.

“I want to wish my brother in my heart a good life and I wish you more than 100 years of age and good health,” said Lo while strumming his stylish guitar.

Tuku who was dressed in all white, kick started the show with a prayer song, before inviting his birthday guests on stage. These included Willbroad Muponda, better known as Willom Tight, in music circles, Edith Weutonga, Publish Quest and Lo.

Tight is Tuku’s long-time buddy. Recently the musician helped Tight to put together his latest album reviving his music career in the process.

“Thank you HIFA for organising such a wonderful festival….for promoting who we are,” said Mtukudzi, adding that he was also grateful to HIFA for bringing artists from other parts of the world.

He said mixing with foreign artists was a “beautiful” experience.