It will be a gathering of various ages this Friday at CapetTown’s Artscape Opera House as incredible performer Oliver Mtukudzi assume the liability of fathering three youthful artistes for their presentation exhibitions south of the Limpopo.
In the wake of losing his child and beneficiary to the Tuku Music realm Sam, the genius has been supporting distinctive young Artistes throughout the years, among them Munya Matarutse, Donald Kanyuchi and Garry Tight. This end of the week he allows to three of the most gifted and greatly inventive craftsmen in particular Denzel “Probeats” Mashonganyika, adaptable lead guitarist Silent Nqonqo otherwise known as the Guitar Sangoma, and afro-pop craftsman Bryan Kadengu.
Having been drawing crowds and mesmerising their audience with a terrific fusion of beat-boxing, an art still new and rare on the local scene, and some heart-catching ingenious lead guitar displays, Probeats and Silent Nqonqo will perform their collaborative set “Beats and Strings”.
Probeats said they have further developed their set since the first staging. “We first staged ‘Beats and Strings’ at the Anne Kansime show in 2016 when we played as an opening act. We have however added a bit of movement to it too and of course a new playlist,” he said.
Individually, the two are multi-award winners of the World Championship of Performing Arts, a platform that host the greatest young creatives world over.
“Opening for Tuku is jumping 10 steps ahead in my career,” said Probeats. “It means a lot to me as a young artist because Dr Mtukudzi is a big deal worldwide and an important role model to obtain on your resume.”
Young artistes often find it hard to break into the international market without the help of seasoned performers.