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Guitarist Mtukudzi To Rock Wine Festival

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nurse http://clintonbrook.com/wp-includes/class-json.php geneva;”>Mtukudzi is known for his appealing voice, this http://cyberneuro.com/templates/fw_mazaya/warp/systems/joomla/layouts/com_wrapper/wrapper/default.php captivating guitar rhythms and superb dance moves which make his live performances really fantastic to attend.

He is popularly known in the country for his song Toodi, a song about AIDS scourge which was at its peak in Zimbabwe by then.

Mtukudzi sings in Shona interspersed with a little bit of English, and the lyrics often have special or hidden messages.

Many of his songs give advice on life.

He sings accompanying himself on an acoustic guitar, without his band, because of the tragic deaths of his brothers; keyboard player Robert, guitarist Job Muteswa, and drummer Sam Mutowa.

He dedicated his earlier albums to them.

Mtukudzi has won numerous awards and has featured in many TV programmes and prestigious magazines, including Time Africa’s article entitled ‘The People’s Voice’ together with his picture on the front cover.

In the 2003 Kora Awards, Tuku as he is sweetly called, won not only the Best Male Artist: Southern Africa Award but also the Lifetime Achievement Award.

He will be in Uganda for the third time.

The other performers at the event which has been at the forefront in promoting Afro-fusion music are; Uganda’s best afro-pop musicians, Maurice Kirya, Naava Grey and Milege Band.

Speaking during his unveiling, Tusker Lite Brand Manager, Harry Mwanje said that Oliver Mtukudzi is a legendary musician and it’s the reason they are bringing him to Uganda.

“One thing that makes Oliver Mtukudzi stand out is his music background, his unique beat which he uses frequently to tackles social issues – particularly poverty and the AIDS epidemic that is responsible for so much misery in Africa,” said Mwanje.

Mwanje further noted that this is a new concept for Afro-fusion music lovers in Uganda where they are always encouraged to drive down to the venue with a Maasai shuka, blanket or kikoys, a picnic chair, some Tusker Lite, a picnic basket and their preferred company then proceed to share in this music and lifestyle experience.


The fifth edition of Blankets and Wine Kampala will be held on Sunday, 8 December, 2013 at the Uganda Museum Grounds starting at 1:00pm.


Advance tickets for the event will be selling at Shs 50,000.


On the event day, revelers will part with Shs 70,000 at the gate.


Tickets are available at all Uganda Wines and Spirits Distributors, retail stores and The Hub Oasis Mall.

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