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DVD

Oliver Mtukudzi
Published July 31, 2005

Shanda
Alula

Oliver Mtukudzi has been synonymous with Zimbabwean music for more than two decades. A vocalist and guitarist of stunning clarity and warmth, and a visionary, important songwriter, “Tuku,” as he’s known to his millions of fans, has led a remarkable life. His story is encapsulated in this enjoyable, illuminating 70-minute documentary, liberally stocked with brilliant performance and historical footage (plus a handful of bonus clips). Part travelogue, part bio, part concert, it’s one grand celebration of an African icon. (The companion CD can be purchased separately or with the DVD in a special-edition package.)