Mtukudzi Samples New Songs of Upcoming Album To Byo Fans

The music album is set for release before April.

Mtukudzi sang a few songs from the upcoming album during the music show held at the Large City Hall – the artist’s first music show in the country’s second largest city this year.

The sold-out show was organised by Hardcore World Entertainment (HWE).

The country’s biggest selling artiste played alongside Mzilikazi based Vibe Stars Rhumba  group and Ndolwane Super Sounds.

“This was the first time that the biggest artiste in the country was performing alongside the rhumba group and Ndolwane Super Sounds.

“We are happy with the whole show, the attendance and performance and the fact that there were no disturbances,” Tich Mavinyo, a music promoter with HWE told journalists on Friday night.

The supporting acts were allocated more than two hours each as a way of promoting them, he said.

The rhumba  group was first on the stage followed by the main act Mtukudzi while Ndolwane Super Sounds were the last on stage.

Mtukudzi last year released his 60th album, Abi’angu (Duets Of My Time).

Abi’angu is a compilation of duets Tuku did with various artists, among them Judith Sephuma and Ringo Madlingozi.

The man who has inspired what’s known as the “Tuku beat”, drawing on both western and African influences, from pop to township jive, rumba to traditional Shona rhythms has attracted an international audience with his music.

Mtukudzi’s shows have been a huge success, making him one of the few Zimbabwean musicians who have made a realistic fortune from their talents.