Di­a­mond Mu­sica with a Tuku flair

The Sunday Mail (Zimbabwe) - - SHOWBIZ - An­drew Moyo

DI­A­MOND Mu­sica, a ver­sa­tile Con­golese rhumba out­fit based in Zim­babwe, has de­cided to tap into the time­less Tuku Mu­sic flavour.

The rhumba group has roped in su­per­star Dr Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi for their forth­com­ing sin­gle, “Bhutsu”.

The track, which will be re­leased next month, is meant to advice peo­ple on the phe­nom­e­non of spend­ing money on un­nec­es­sary things.

In an in­ter­view with The Sun­day Mail So­ci­ety, Di­a­mond Mu­sica front­man Pit­shou Lu­miere said this is one of the best songs they have done in a while.

“This is a re­ally good song which took us a while to com­plete as we wanted to make sure that ev­ery­thing was up to scratch be­fore putting it out there,” said Lu­miere.

“Oliver Mtukudzi re­ally came to the party on this one. I can guar­an­tee that this track is even big­ger and bet­ter than “Si­na­makosa”.

He said they had de­cided to fea­ture Tuku on the song as they wanted to tap into his ex­pe­ri­ence as well as add his sound to their mu­sic.

“Dr Tuku has been in the in­dus­try for a long time so we fig­ured that his ex­pe­ri­ence would play a big part in mak­ing this song a suc­cess. This is also some sort of cul­tural ex­change as we will be singing in Shona, Swahili and Lin­gala, which will make it eas­ier for peo­ple across the re­gion to re­late.”

Whether it is a dancehall or a hiphop song that Tuku has fea­tured on, he has proven time and again that he can jump on any genre and make it a hit. It would re­ally be in­ter­est­ing to lis­ten to the old man on a rhumba track.

Tuku, who has lost count of how many col­lab­o­ra­tions he has done with lo­cal, re­gional and in­ter­na­tion­als acts across gen­res that in­clude sun­gura, hip-hop, gospel, mbaqanga and even rock, is on record say­ing he would never shut out any well-mean­ing artiste, big or small, who would want to work with him.

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