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Oliver MtukudziAudio CD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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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: #275,782 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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8. Ndine Mubvunzo
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Editorial Reviews

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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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, happy music! June 21, 2000
By A Customer
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Tuku is FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!! 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
5.0 out of 5 stars A proud Zimbabwean! 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
5.0 out of 5 stars music that reverberates in the soul October 16, 2006
By fela
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
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE this CD!!! 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
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing 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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5.0 out of 5 stars A desert-island disc from a mature Zimbabwean singer August 13, 2010
Format:Audio CD
Intentionally or unintentionally, every artist conveys himself through his art. Oliver Mtukudzi's gravelly-edged voice suggests a man who has seen his share of trouble and heartache. Yet on "Paivepo," he gives us a collection of mostly upbeat Zimbabwean songs expressing the viewpoint of a mature man looking at the world with compassion and enthusiasm. This interplay between sound and music is captivating, his musicians are first-rate (especially the lead guitar) and the entire album maintains the idiom of south African light jazz. The opening track, "Pindurai Mambo," sets the tone with an infectious melody that had my kids and me listening over and over as we traveled through Yosemite National Park a decade ago. To this day, it is one of their favorite albums, though one of them is in graduate school and the other in college. Near the end of the disc, Mtukudzi reveals his more contemplative side with "Ndine Mubvunzo" ("I Have a Question"). I am sure he has many questions, and will keep a careful watch to listen to him ask them. Do not pass up the essential disc.
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