Music: Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits
“One of the Giants of African pop.” —Utne
Immerse yourself in the exhilarating rhythm and roots of legendary Afropop pioneer Oliver Mtukudzi. Known as Tuku, he is one of the most powerful creative forces to emerge from Zimbabwe in the last three decades. His husky, mellifluous voice and gift for combining gripping guitar-based melodies with hypnotic rhythms has made him an international sensation since 1977. Tonight’s 89.3 The Current DJ: Jim McGuinn.
Movie: Artists and Models
Directed by Frank Tashlin
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis team up for their 14th film together with all the buffoonery and crooning you might expect at the hands of former Looney Tunes director Frank Tashlin. Lewis plays Eugene, an aspiring children’s author haunted by nightmares about fantastical superhero “Vincent the Vulture,” and Martin plays Rick, a sweet-talking painter who takes advantage of Eugene’s creative visions. Dorothy Malone and Shirley MacLaine costar with savvy charm. 1955, video, 102 minutes.