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Tuku in joint Master class

Tuku in joint Master class

By Kudzayi Zvinavashe

Maestro Oliver Mtukudzi will Friday join Kenyan guru Eric Wainaina in Dar es Salaam in the facilitation of the inaugural East African Vibes Concert Master class (EAVCM) organised by Culture and Development East Africa (CDEA).

CDEA business development manager, Grace Matata said, “The East African Vibes Concert Master class 2016 is the first master class for musicians organized by Culture and Development East Africa (CDEA). The master class is a special feature if this year`s East African Vibes Concert and annual live music concert organized by CDEA. EAVC 2016 will take place on the 6th of August 2016 at Nafasi Art Space in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.”

The master class will be attended by 20 budding musicians who were selected through an open call process and will also be joined by fellow musicians set to perform at the festival.

Matata said the two music giants were the perfect candidates to facilitate the masterclass.

“One of the main objectives for the EAVC is to provide a platform for both established and upcoming musicians who have a social conscious message to share a stage and their experiences. Both Wainaina and Mtukudzi are internationally acclaimed and well established musicians who have positive and empowering messages in their music making them the perfect candidates to be the “Masters” to these upcoming musicians.”

Matata said one of the objectives of the master class was to have the masters share their experiences with the aim of inspiring and helping the upcoming musicians develop their own career goals and paths.

“East African Vibes Concert is to promote music that inspires and empowers individuals; it can collectively help to create positive social change, unity and peace in the world, one song at a time, one voice at a time, one collective at a time,” Matata said.

“We are beginning a movement in East Africa where artistes are asking the big questions about life, governance, spirituality, humanity and the universe, and are responding to what’s happening in our world currently. Through their music they are reflecting and sharing hope, peace, unity and inspiration.”

CDEA is a creative think tank that provides cultural and Pan- African thought leadership for creatives, social and scientific innovators to create and innovate through structures workplace learning, incubation, research & advocacy and capacity building for social change.