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  • Audio CD (June 13, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Putumayo World Music
  • ASIN: B00004TE14
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #116,258 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3. Ndagarwa Nhaka
4. Mutserendende
5. Iwe Mari
6. Sandi Bonde
7. Ngoma Nehosho
8. Ndine Mubvunzo
9. Mkuru Mkuru
10. Chiri Nani

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Oliver Mtukudzi's previous album, Tuku Music, was the biggest-selling record in Zimbabwe's history and led to Mtukudzi writing a song with Bonnie Raitt. How do you top that? Simple, you do more of it and refine your sound. Unlike his countryman Thomas Mapfumo, Mtukudzi doesn't go for hypnotic mbira rhythms but for gorgeous melodies, letting his voice sing out on songs like "Ndine Mubvunzo" and "Kunze Kwadoka." "Pindurai Mambo" sees him reworking a piece he wrote in the '70s, and throughout the album his lyrics address injustice at home and throughout the world. His band keeps improving, with Philani Dube on lead guitar a truly tasteful standout. Mtukudzi has come into full maturity on this record with a style that draws from the spectrum of African music, from touches of soukous and benga to the native Shona rhythms that propel it all. Inspirational and enjoyable. --Chris Nickson

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Oliver Mtukudzi plays absolutely beautiful music.
Listener
Mtukudzi's singing is as beautiful&powerful as ever."Paivepo" isn't a sophomore slump compared to "Tuku Music";it's only different.
Amaranth
I am sure that this album will become in an anthological album from african music.
PEDRO JOSE DE LA CRUZ

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 21, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I was given the first Oliver Mtukudzi CD - Tuku Music, as a gift and absolutely loved it. It is the type of CD you listen to over and over again without tiring of the music. Thus my expectations were set very high for his new CD - Paivepo and it did not disappoint. The music is happy and uplifting with strong rhythms, instrumentals and vocals. I love the song descriptions in the CD jacket which explain each song's theme.
I'm a big international music fan and have bought many CDs distributed under the Putumayo World Music label. Whoever finds their artists is a genius, you just can't go wrong. Definitely add this one, and any of the others, to your collection.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By PEDRO JOSE DE LA CRUZ on October 16, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This is a great album.Since you listen you will go to enjoy an album with caribbean influences ,specially the percusion in the last two tracks,you can appreciate clearly PALOS RHTYTHM ,a dance style from Dominican Republic and Haiti,a rhtythm very very infectious. I am sure that this album will become in an anthological album from african music.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By poetrygurl on August 9, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Ini ndiri wekuZimbabwe, mwana we Harare. I would like to say that Oliver Mtukudzi outdid himself on this one. If at all you ever doubted Oliver's capabilities, just one taste of this masterpiece will have you vouching fror him hands down. Big up Tuku. To my boy Sput in S.A. I love you!!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By fela on October 16, 2006
Format: Audio CD
if you never buy another album in your lifetime, you do your soul good by adding this one to your collection. this music wraps the soul in a way that is difficult to articulate. paivepo is absolutely amazing. i first discovered oliver mtukudzi on an african music complitaion--i fell in love with the song "mutserendende", and had to have more. i'm so thrilled that i've added this album to my collection. since i received it in the mail 5 days ago, i've had this album on repeat in my cd player--i don't watch television, so music is my first form of entertainment. you can't get tired of this music--i certainly haven't. "it" lifts, grooves, mourns--all in one. this all-elusive "it" factor that this artis has captured in this incredible album. tuku's voice is divine--i have no doubt he has a transcendent connection to the ultimate source. the music is that powerful.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By World Music Fan on April 20, 2001
Format: Audio CD
It's amazing what great music does to me. It lifts me up much better than any psychotropic medication could ever do. Putumayo is right. Their music does make me feel good. I own so many of their CDs and I always look forward to new releases. This CD is one of the most beautiful CDs I've ever owned. Looks like I'll have to buy Tuku Music now!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By HeyPierre on January 16, 2001
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This music is mellow, yet full of a vitality not usually heard in music today. If you are reading, walking, driving, or just laying in a hammock the sound of Oliver Mtudkudzi makes you feel good. If you like music you will love this.
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By Listener on March 5, 2011
Format: Audio CD
The other reviews do an excellent job, so I will keep it short and sweet.

Oliver Mtukudzi plays absolutely beautiful music. He blends various forms of traditional African music, including the haunting mbira sound. The result has been dubbed Tuku Music. There is something fascinating, addictive, and just delicious about it. Once you scratch the surface, read about the meanings of the songs, and give yourself over to it, you discover a different dimension: the serene beauty of the effervescent melodies juxtaposed with hauntingly beautiful chants, and a voice that tells stories of pain, longing, hope and celebration. And this is something African music does. Be warned. It can bring tears to your eyes.

I am a fan of many types of African music, however, Oliver Mtukudzis music is something I have turned many people on to: it does not matter that you don't speak the language, or are not versed in the background traditions, or African music in general. None of that matters. Turn on the music, give it a chance, and you will be carried away. And you can play this as you drive, alone in your room, at parties: I would be so bold as to say it can be played anywhere, anytime, from weddings to funerals, for kids and the elderly. And everyone loves it when they listen to it.

It will also send you on a quest for more Zimbabwean music. That will be fun, and extremely enriching.

I am even listening now as I type this review. Olver Mtukudzis music is now a part of who I am, I hope it becomes a part of you.
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