Tuku to perform in Durban

oliver_mutukudziBULAWAYO - Celebrated Zimbabwean artiste Oliver Mutukudzi will be part of the line up at the African Renaissance Festival Africa Day celebrations in Durban. (Pictured:Tuku - Will be performing at the Africa Day celebrations in Durban)

Tuku will be performing at the Africa Day celebrations in Durban, said his manager Sam Mataure. His son Sam will be part of his band The Black Spirits.

Sam will not be traveling as the leader of Ay Band but a member of the Black Spirits, added Mataure.

The Festival will feature jazz artistes Ray Phiri of Stimela and Thandiswa Mazwai, a member of Bongo Maffin who will however not be performing with the group.

Other musicians of perform include Senegalese hip-hop pioneer Awadi, Benins Gangbe Brass Band, South Africas Gang of Instrumentals, the Soweto Gospel Choir and The Parlotones, as well as some Lusophone flavour provided by Angolan Yuri da Cunha.

On 26 May, as part of the African Renaissance Festival, there will be a youth conference. The Youth Pioneers Conference will address the role of the youth in promoting and realising the regeneration Africa a call on the younger generation to play a leading role in the economic revival of the poor but resource-rich continent.

Coordinated by the KwaZulu-Natal Youth Commission in association with the eThekwini municipality, this years Youth Pioneers Conference will focus on youth economic empowerment against the backdrop of a global recession, and youth activism and participation in governance.

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