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Tuku To Release A New Album

By Stephen Ephraem

THE legacy of the late decorated Afro Jazz music sensation, Dr Oliver Mtukudzi, affectionately known as Tuku, who conquered the international jazz scenes is being kept by his brother’s son Calvin Mtukudzi.

Mtukudzi the son of late Dr Mtukudzi’s younger brother is set to release a new album titled Kupupura.

The 35 year old singer who plays an acoustic guitar told Post On Sunday in a telephone interview that he has turned to God for a good reason.

“The new project is my fourth studio album. Kupupura has six tracks namely; Gehenna, Vatumwa, Namani, Chokomo, Mumwe musi and Manamatiro. I have changed my genre to gospel for a special reason.

“I have turned to God and I would also like people to look forward to our Almighty. Events in the world today are draining people’s hope especially with incurable diseases.

“Those who are watching can clearly testify that the Bible’s end times are showing signs. Therefore, it’s vital that every soul looks forward to our God for salvation” said Tuku.

The album was recorded at Pakare Paya studios in Norton and produced by Moses Gava.

“I have made arrangements to shoot two videos from the album. I hope that people shall receive the gospel offering as well as its videos,” added young Tuku.
Calvin Mtukudzi, who is based in Marondera, started his music carrier in 2013 and took the trade as part time.

“I am formally employed but take time to play music with my band named Jazz Peace during weekends to keep my music and job balanced” he said.

Calvin has released three albums so far namely Kukungura in 2013, Manamatiro in 2015 and Tuku Shaa which was released in 2019.