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Oliver Mtukudzi — Ndima Ndapedza
Album: Tuku Music
Avg rating:
6.6

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Total ratings: 2865









Released: 1999
Length: 6:24
Plays (last 30 days): 5
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 meanderer wrote:

Wow. Stunning, thanks for the share 

Head and torso so stationary in contrast to the legs. Just WOW!!!


Yes. If you notice, his feet don't actually leave the ground. He's just moving his heels up and down, and knees back and forth. It's still amazing even knowing that.
nice guitar and wonderful  chorus singers 

its always fun to sing chorus but you gotta have goooooood ears
 rhlrstn wrote:

Every time I hear this song playing, I come here just to see this video 


Indeed, that dancer's performance is "How is he doing that?  Making it all so fluid looking" good?  That's some tremendous physical skill right there.  
 CoYoT51 wrote:

Go listen to mainstream radio and don't lose time here.


Stop harassing those sharing opinions!
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:

Moved it up from a 5 to 7 after watching this. Lol 
Love this guy and his music. One of the true greats of African music.
Thanks for playing 
roots music
1->3
I have just realized that it is important for me to learn about this picking technique on guitar... and more about this Zaouli dance seen below.

Some are not asked
You may not be asked

 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:

Wow. Stunning, thanks for the share 

Head and torso so stationary in contrast to the legs. Just WOW!!!
Basic translation to this song, someone has stolen his spam sandwiches!
Please play more tunes by him!!   Thank you!
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:


fabulous 
NICE!!  ...May he Rest In Peace!
 bitbanger wrote:

Nice share. Zaouli: traditional dance of the Guro people of Western Africa.

So that was a bit like someone posting a Texan dance on the page from an Alaskan piece of music...  Weeell - it's all America isn't it?
Africa - our physical and spiritual origin. RIP Oliver. 
RP introduced me to Oliver, I love everything I've heard of his so far. Very upbeat, infectious beat. Strangely reminiscent of zouk. A definite 9.
Holy crap can Oliver play guitar.  Can we rate songs 11 stars on special occasions?

"Why please, there is no CARLY SIMON played ?
I would like hearing."


love the call & response vocals
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:

Nice share. Zaouli: traditional dance of the Guro people of Western Africa.
Can't help pushing the volume louder... and move my old legs.
Still a strong 8 here.
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
 
Inconceivable 
That GIF ...  !
Ok! ...
Ok ...
... enough!
... of that.
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
 
Every time I hear this song playing, I come here just to see this video 
That’s one of the best hats I’ve ever seen.
 bdwhitepm wrote:


If you really don't like a track rate it low and keep the negativity to a minimum!  I like this!
 

re-read the comment!
Zoom I Zoom, baby
 jambo wrote:
really interesting to see how things have changed over 15 years. seems things were a lot groovier. less vitriol. love this song. 
 

If you really don't like a track rate it low and keep the negativity to a minimum!  I like this!
Another of those songs on RP that dig into your ear and never leave.

Damn you, RP!!

 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
 
 
/ off to bathroom to practice behind closed doors.   
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
 

my clumsy self is jealous
 jambo wrote:
really interesting to see how things have changed over 15 years. seems things were a lot groovier. less vitriol. love this song. 
 
you're right, so I say "groove on!" and go +1 to 8; Long Live RP and excessive GROOVINESS!!
"Too much soup today!" 
really interesting to see how things have changed over 15 years. seems things were a lot groovier. less vitriol. love this song. 
Exceptionaly amazing segue from Los Lobos "All I Wanted to Do is Dance!"
{#Meditate}
I like this song, even if I can't pronounce it.
 DavidS_UK wrote:

As I was saying to my Sherpa as we crossed the top of the Annapurna ridge before starting the long descent into Mustang, half stoned on best Pokharan weed and sipping his brother's Chhaang... "à€Šà¥‹à€š' à€¯à¥Œ à€œà¥à€žà¥à€€ à€¹à€Ÿà€€à¥‡ à€µà¥à€¹à¥‡à€š à€ªà¥‹à€ªà€²à¥‡ à€«à¥à€²à¥Œà€‚à€€ à€¬à¥‡à€‡à€™à¥à€— à€žà¥‹à€®à¥‡à€µà¥à€¹à¥‡à€°à¥‡ à€à€•à¥à€·à¥‹à€€à€¿à€š" *
* don't you just hate it when people flaunt the idea of some exotic location?

 
True, but true it was.
 sundog15 wrote:
This is annoying.

 
Go listen to mainstream radio and don't lose time here.
{#Dancingbanana_2} {#Bananajam} {#Drummer} {#Bananasplit}
This is annoying.
 Agree, saw Mapfumo numerous times in London in the 80's. Highly memorable

zurcronium wrote:
Bill, check out Thomas Mapfumo. Equally infectious music. 

 


i like music from Africa a lot better than music from Jamaica
Now Belinda calls me tusk-master.
Big smile every time this comes on. 

BillG turned me into a fan of Tuku Music. 
absolutely wonderful!! 10/10
 fredriley wrote:
Q: What do you call a man with an elephant on his head? 
A: Tiny :o)

(Some better elephant jokes here.)

I'll get me coat...

   

DD rabbi_phil wrote:

what did the grape say to the elephant?..........nothing, grapes can't talk.   (got my coat,leaving now)

{#Propeller} 
Fred points us to his motherlode...Rabbi Phil becomes a contributor...

Any guy wearing a cap that cool has my props. Respect the elephant.
Bill, check out Thomas Mapfumo. Equally infectious music. 
A know brainer 8. Love it. 
 Toke wrote:

Well I should have invited you on my car journey today as I wasplaying this Album with Max volume all day... Such a wonderful Album..and Thanks to Bill & Rebecca for airing it saves going back to my car tonight ,.

 
Great to know that there are still (a few) people with some humor. Brits, of course - Americans have nothing much to laugh about these days, I guess!

I share your love for this album! 100% 
10
 akdavey wrote:
Enough!!!
I feel like I hear this at least 2 a day on RP.

 
Well I should have invited you on my car journey today as I wasplaying this Album with Max volume all day... Such a wonderful Album..and Thanks to Bill & Rebecca for airing it saves going back to my car tonight ,.
Enough!!!
I feel like I hear this at least 2 a day on RP.
 TerryS wrote:
2 years since I last commented on this one, so it`s only right I should compliment Bill on educating me to this music to the point I could argue that this was from the Toku album while sitting in the highest pub in Africa (Lesotho), to the evident enjoyment of the jeep drivers who obviously thought this was a seriously crazy white guy who knew Zimbabwean music when he was 92% pissed at the top of Sani Pass.

 
As I was saying to my Sherpa as we crossed the top of the Annapurna ridge before starting the long descent into Mustang, half stoned on best Pokharan weed and sipping his brother's Chhaang... "à€Šà¥‹à€š' à€¯à¥Œ à€œà¥à€žà¥à€€ à€¹à€Ÿà€€à¥‡ à€µà¥à€¹à¥‡à€š à€ªà¥‹à€ªà€²à¥‡ à€«à¥à€²à¥Œà€‚à€€ à€¬à¥‡à€‡à€™à¥à€— à€žà¥‹à€®à¥‡à€µà¥à€¹à¥‡à€°à¥‡ à€à€•à¥à€·à¥‹à€€à€¿à€š" *






* don't you just hate it when people flaunt the idea of some exotic location?
Overplayed, Over rated, Over long. I realise it's intellectually unhip to dislike this, I just do. (But top marks to RP for featuring World Music)
I hear this way too often on RP. The thrill is gone.
Great job, Oliver!
helloitsme wrote:
Local college radio station -- WBJB -- uses a section of this song as an ID.  When I'm not listening to RP, I'm listening to it.  Two cheers for college radio stations: oases in the sea of mediocrity that is broadcast radio.

 
Totes agree!!!
Local college radio station -- WBJB -- uses a section of this song as an ID.  When I'm not listening to RP, I'm listening to it.  Two cheers for college radio stations: oases in the sea of mediocrity that is broadcast radio.
 oldsaxon wrote:

I hate to agree, but yes.

 

You hate to agree...?

Why is that? Because I dislike Floyd?

OR is it "because I black"...?


Music spells A-F-R-I-C-A
2 years since I last commented on this one, so it`s only right I should compliment Bill on educating me to this music to the point I could argue that this was from the Toku album while sitting in the highest pub in Africa (Lesotho), to the evident enjoyment of the jeep drivers who obviously thought this was a seriously crazy white guy who knew Zimbabwean music when he was 92% pissed at the top of Sani Pass.
Just checked him out on Wikipedia - 55 albums!! Prolific...
 unclehud wrote:
Dig it.  Wonder if they dig AC/DC?

 
Only AC really... at a nice steady 220v. Always a bit of a luxury here on the African continent. 
I find this "monotony" strangely relaxing and uplifting   :-)
monotony at its finest, but let's be politically correct: superb
Dig it.  Wonder if they dig AC/DC?
 Stingray wrote:
10
 
I hate to agree, but yes.
Wozzup Homie?... Love Zim sounds, specially on the weekend :)
10
{#Good-vibes} 

Beautiful song. Never heard before. Cannot understand why this can be judged as "boring".
This is one of the worst songs ever made. IMHO. Okay, the tune is nice but repeating it SO MANY TIMES? REALLY? Looks like the author could not make up enough words for entire song and was paid by the minute.
 fredriley wrote:
Q: What do you call a man with an elephant on his head?
A: Tiny :o)

(Some better elephant jokes here.)

I'll get me coat...
 
Love it. Fast Show references on RP. Which is nice.
{#Daisy}
Awesome Tune!
 zitherica wrote:

i sign this! great song, would like to hear more from oliver!
 
I will second that!!!  {#Lol}
 sarahbean26 wrote:
This is awesome and I dont want it to end {#Cry}
 
i sign this! great song, would like to hear more from oliver!
 fredriley wrote:
Q: What do you call a man with an elephant on his head?
A: Tiny :o)

(Some better elephant jokes here.)

I'll get me coat...
 
{#Lol}{#Clap}{#Cheers}
Elephant jokes aside, (and I've looked out of my tent at the scratching tree to see a big tusker rubbing his arse on a particularly suitable forked branch) Oliver brings back Africa nicely. Paul Simon does not.

 fredriley wrote:
Q: What do you call a man with an elephant on his head?
A: Tiny :o)

(Some better elephant jokes here.)

I'll get me coat...
 
what did the grape say to the elephant?..........nothing, grapes can't talk.   (got my coat,leaving now)

 macadavy wrote:

To which I say: "Amen"!
 
To which I say, hope it's not on a farm in Zimbabwe... :-(0

The artwork should have been used for Fleetwood Mac's LP called Tusk.
{#Bananajam}{#Sunny}
Q: What do you call a man with an elephant on his head?
A: Tiny :o)

(Some better elephant jokes here.)

I'll get me coat...
 peter_james_bond wrote:

There, I corrected your sentence. How could anyone claim that this song is played a lot on RP? Of course, for some people once a year is too often. I happen to side with the majority who like this song, play it as often as you like RP.

  Once again, I come across a tune I have not heard yet here (or anywhere else for that matter), and Mr. Bond expresses my sentiments.

I guess it has to do with 1962!  And I'm 4 months older......Peace Bro


I hope he accidently doesn't run into somebody with that hat!
 westslope wrote:

I'm back in a thatched hut somewhere in tropical Black Africa tossing back beers.

This one doesn't get much white traffic, if any at all, but as we settle back and share a few laughs with our host, the 'bar' relaxes into the mood of these visitors are all right and a big joyous grin of This is the way the RESPECT should always work.


 
To which I say: "Amen"!


This is awesome and I dont want it to end {#Cry}
Wooo...!!! Richmond, VA, represent.....!!!

 
window wrote:
Ahhh - it just wouldn't be RP without this song...

 


Buy a vowel Mr Mtukudzi?
Ahhh - it just wouldn't be RP without this song...

Sounds kind of cool but the repition is putting me to sleep.
{#Sleep}
Good stuff man!{#Dancingbanana_2}

I'm back in a thatched hut somewhere in tropical Black Africa tossing back beers.

This one doesn't get much white traffic, if any at all, but as we settle back and share a few laughs with our host, the 'bar' relaxes into the mood of these visitors are all right and a big joyous grin of This is the way the RESPECT should always work.


 crockydile wrote:
Is it played a lot? {#Think}
 
There, I corrected your sentence. How could anyone claim that this song is played a lot on RP? Of course, for some people once a year is too often. I happen to side with the majority who like this song, play it as often as you like RP.

 eastcoast wrote:
reminds me of Paul Simon
 
I believe that should be "Paul Simon reminds me of this" {#Wink}
 rascal420 wrote:

Cranky pants needs to pee out his yellow morning coffee and take a nap.  Geez.  What on earth could possibly be wrong with this?
 
It is played a lot...{#Think}
Thanks to Radio Paradise I now have a collection of Tuku music. It puts me in a 'get things done' mode. Great stuff.
I love this music! It is great to see RP playing diverse musical genres. Keep it up.


A very enjoyable album, all the way through.  Love me some Tuku Music!
{#Dancingbanana}

 jehahn wrote:
Oh boy. More Oliver Mtukudzi and his fawning followers... I get it, this man's happy, jingly-jangly music brings pleasure to lots of people. But given the frequency with which it gets played on RP... I want to shoot myself every time it comes on. By all means play "World Music"... But can we either get a little less of it or a little more diversity at least? This has to be one of the most played tunes on all of RP.
 
Cranky pants needs to pee out his yellow morning coffee and take a nap.  Geez.  What on earth could possibly be wrong with this?


jehahn wrote:
Oh boy. More Oliver Mtukudzi and his fawning followers... I get it, this man's happy, jingly-jangly music brings pleasure to lots of people. But given the frequency with which it gets played on RP... I want to shoot myself every time it comes on. By all means play "World Music"... But can we either get a little less of it or a little more diversity at least? This has to be one of the most played tunes on all of RP.


jehahn you have an elbow song rated as a 10. That pretty much nixes your right to complain about how often a given band plays on RP. Of course by that note I have to quit whining about Tori Amos ... nevermind carry on.

 jehahn wrote:
Oh boy. More Oliver Mtukudzi and his fawning followers... I get it, this man's happy, jingly-jangly music brings pleasure to lots of people. But given the frequency with which it gets played on RP... I want to shoot myself every time it comes on. By all means play "World Music"... But can we either get a little less of it or a little more diversity at least? This has to be one of the most played tunes on all of RP.
 
It sounds like you've been having a really bad day?  I think Mtukudzi's music is not played often enough.  I'm sorry it doesn't help your mood.

Oh boy. More Oliver Mtukudzi and his fawning followers... I get it, this man's happy, jingly-jangly music brings pleasure to lots of people. But given the frequency with which it gets played on RP... I want to shoot myself every time it comes on. By all means play "World Music"... But can we either get a little less of it or a little more diversity at least? This has to be one of the most played tunes on all of RP.
 Limpopoking wrote:
Bill, please don't EVER stop adding world music into the mix. It is after all a station described as "eclectic". Perhaps not everyone understands the meaning of eclectic, but fortunately there are a host of alternate radio stations for the narrow.

Oliver Mtukudzi plays regularly in my area, and he (and a number of other Zimbabweans)add incredible flavour to what would otherwise be, very drab & repetative western influenced local music. For those who have enjoyed this track, look out for Devera Ngwenya, Bundu Boys, Thomas Mapfumo and others in this "tshikaranga" genre.

Great stuff, thanks!
 

Adding my whole-hearted agreement to those already registered!  This is a large part of what makes Bill a true Master of his craft.
This song is just so happy and it makes me happy too.
Very nice and everything, but I'm waiting for my upload to hear!

Chester French isn't so bad! :)
nice hat
wow this is great music...
thanks RP
love the world music selections....
the guitar is so beautiful.
 Limpopoking wrote:
Bill, please don't EVER stop adding world music into the mix. It is after all a station described as "eclectic". Perhaps not everyone understands the meaning of eclectic, but fortunately there are a host of alternate radio stations for the narrow.
Well-stated, my worldly friend.  Had me boppin' away instantly.  Love the 'joy' of this sound.  Hope for better things, better lives.  You can "hear" the hope.  Bravo.

 


Saw Oliver and his band at the Austin City Limits Festival in '05.
My favorite of the bands I'd never seen or heard of before.


Limpopoking wrote:
Bill, please don't EVER stop adding world music into the mix. It is after all a station described as "eclectic". Perhaps not everyone understands the meaning of eclectic, but fortunately there are a host of alternate radio stations for the narrow.


RIGHT ON!!!!!

love this! very catchy, groovy tune