Music Banter

Go Back   Music Banter > The Music Forums > Country, Folk & World Music
Register Blogging Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Welcome to Music Banter Forum! Make sure to register - it's free and very quick! You have to register before you can post and participate in our discussions with over 70,000 other registered members. After you create your free account, you will be able to customize many options, you will have the full access to over 1,100,000 posts.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-19-2010, 06:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
Music Addict
 
Daktari's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Originally from Lancashire, England, lived near Largs, Scotland and now live in Rocky Face, Georgia
Posts: 154
Default TUKU MUSIC (Oliver Mtukudzi)

Hi there,

Anyone else enjoy the music of this guy? I play guitar and I am getting more and more into mainly South African guitar playing but also West Africa too. Tuku has a gift of writing really serious, meaningful lyrics and weaving them into a thread of amazing, quite often really catchy music. It is an art form in itself to use bouncy, dancy music to get serious points across. Bob Marley was also an expert at this.

I have an on-going recording project where I am learning how to do home recording and Oliver Mtukudzi is a great influence on the way I play guitar.

For anyone not familiar with Tuku, I will place a couple of links to Youtube.

"Neria" is a beautiful song about the struggles of a widow who is fighting to keep her farm going so she can raise her children and pass it on to them. She has a constant battle from all the male 'vultures' who want to take it from her. A very moving film and title song about her fight to keep what is hers.

The other is an example of his more up tempo style and honestly, I don't know the details he sings about here, only that it about the huge problem of A.I.D.S. in that area. "TODII" means 'What shall we do", I think in Shona.

Enjoy the music and let me know what ya'll think.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUpHmmaiJJw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfdI-Nw0kkM

All the best, Gordon.
Daktari is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads



2003-2019 Advameg, Inc.

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2 ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.