Tuku Regalia For Exhibition At Pakare Paye

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Milton Sasa

The late music icon Oliver Mtukudzi’s widow, Daisy is planning an exhibition to showcase all of his stage regalia.

Tuku, whose musical career spanned over several decades, passed away in 2019. His music catalogue has more than 60 albums and he held performances around the world.

Daisy made the revelation during a visit by American funk and Pop band, Kool and the Gang, to the Pakare Paye Arts Centre in Norton. She said the collection of clothing spans from as far back as 1977 around some of the late star’s debut performances.

“He built this place to keep the talent alive, and to give music a positive image. As a way to keep his spirit alive at this place we are now planning an exhibition to showcase all of his stage regalia he wore from 1977.”

The late music icon Tuku’s regalia will be on display at his Pakare Paye Arts Centre which is open to the public and has of late become a tourist attraction.

Robert ‘Kool’ bell from Kool and the Gang was impressed by the state of the art Arts Centre and a performance by the Black Spirits band. Kool said he could still feel Oliver Mtukudzi’s energy in the place and urged Daisy Mtukudzi to keep the star’s spirit alive.

“The energy is still here, you can see the band is still carrying on the message, it’s a beautiful place our brother Oliver built and his energy will never leave.”