Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits

Saturday, January 12, 2013 | 8pm – 12am
Zimbabwe’s Afropop Legend Oliver ‘TUKU’  Mtukudzi and The Black Spirits
Concert and Dance Party with DJs Brotha OnaciLil’ Dave and Junior

*Tickets for the full evening featuring Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi are SOLD OUT. You still have a chance to join the party at 10pm for the second leg of the night featuring DJs Brotha Onaci, Lil’ Dave and Junior. Just $10 at the door after 10pm.


Previously scheduled to perform with Mr. Mtukudzi, Rich Medina unfortunately will not be participating in our event on January 12th, 2013 due to a scheduling conflict. Rich extends his sincerest apologies to the Painted Bride, Mr Mtukudzi, all fans and the press for the error on his part.


Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi, now 60 years old, lands in Philadelphia this January with his band the Black Spirits for the first time as part of his seventeen-city North American tour. He will share his 2012 release Sarawoga which marks his 57th record release. He will also perform greatest hits and fan favorites from his prolific song-writing career including Hear Me Lord(Covered by Bonnie Raitt).  With a deep, gusty voice, and vivacious stage energy, Tuku’s following has grown across Africa and abroad.  Heralded for incorporating elements of different musical traditions across Africa, Mtukudzi’s distinctive style is known to fans as “Tuku Music.”

Just added DJ trio offers patrons an opportunity to explore an even broader spectrum of popular music culture from the African Diaspora.  DJs Lil’ Dave and Junior co-host Eavesdrop Radio, a weekly program WKDU 91.7 FM. Junior mixes indie hip-hop, house, broken beat and Afrobeat while spreading the music on his boutique label Record Breakin’ Music. A member of Illvibe Collective, Lil’ Dave is a producer and tastemaker of Afrobeat, as well as house, brazilia, acid jazz, funk and UK-inspired rare groove.   Recommended by Rich Medina, Brotha Onaci considers himself a turntable liberationist, is an educator and co-founder of both the People’s DJ Collective and Sonic Diaspora, a dance party using African sounds to connect people from all over the world.