From Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Chris Gudu and his band bring the irresistible township jive rhythms to Camelot. The Chris Gudu Band has the musical and spiritual grooves from his homeland where he grew up not only playing musical instruments and singing with his family, but actually making the instruments, namely guitars and drums.
Chris Gudu was the co-founder of Matonto, alongside his brother Calvin Gudu, and he is the former leader, bass man and lead singer of the group Jive Kayana, which during its days sold out concerts and created big waves at festivals. His up tempo and exuberant music is what is often referred to as “Township Jive Music” and is better known in Southern Africa as Umbaqanga music which sometimes presents a touch of Afro jazz. Umbaqanga music originates from the streets and shebeens of Southern Africa.
Chris Gudu was born into a musical family where he was exposed to a musical environment from a tender age, playing the African drum, singing in church choirs directed by his mother as well as featuring in school choirs and a lot of talent shows from primary to high school.
As well as enjoying the success of his own concerts Chris Gudu has toured and shared the stage with some of Africa’s greatest legends such as Hugh Masekela, Angelique Kidjo, Oliver Mtukudzi, Thomas Mapfumo and more.
You can expect a highly charged, high energy and exhilarating performance from Chris Gudu and his band also featuring guitarist Mick Stewart fresh from his sellout performance with Brazilian Love Affair!
Listen to some examples of Chris’s highly charged style in the following video and get excited for an exhilarating performance.
Chris Gudu at The Camelot Lounge
Friday 2nd of November
Doors open at 7:30pm
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO!
All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)
Tickets $20, all ages welcome!
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