Lucky Dube (1964 2007)
South African born and globally revered, Lucky Dube is one of Africa s most beloved artists and one of reggae s most powerful voices. His music reached millions through his astonishing 22 albums recorded in English, Zulu and Afrikaans many of which have been record breakers with phenomenal sales from around the globe.
Retrospective is a tribute to the life and career of Lucky Dube who was tragically killed on October 18, 2007 in a Johannesburg carjacking. While its release marks the anniversary of his death, it more importantly celebrates the life work of a groundbreaking artist who helped effect profound social and political change in South Africa.
Curated by Tom Schnabel (KCRW), Retrospective features a faithful chronology that represents the different phases of Lucky Dube s career from his first release in 1981 to his last in 2007. It captures the genius, profound hope and the enduring truth of Lucky s message and the beauty in his music. Includes the bonus DVD Lucky Dube Live In Concert from 1992.