Zim-Swedish Ambassador applauds cultural writer

Entertainment Reporter

ZIMBABWE’S Ambassador to Sweden, H.E Alice Mashingaidze has applauded local musician cum author Makandire Luckson Chezhira Chikutu a.k.a Manluckerz for his efforts in documenting and safeguarding local culture.

This followed ManLuckerz’s presentation of his new book “Flashback Identity” at the Africa Cultural Festival held at Huddinge Gymnasium, Aula, Sweden over the weekend.

The author said the ambassador praised him for his work.

“The reception of my book was good. The Zimbabwe embassy was present at the event led by Ambassador Alice Mashingaidze.

“She expressed her happiness to see a proud son of Zimbabwe fighting for the identity and protection of our culture,” said ManLuckerz.

Launched in October, “Flashback Identity” documents ManLuckerz’ life history while encompassing tales of some of the greatest musicians to come from Zimbabwe he met during his career, among them the late Dr Oliver Mtukudzi, The Bhundu Boys, the late Andy Brown, Dr Thomas Mapfumo and the late Leonard Dembo.

The book also describes the music business and how music and dance have influenced humanity through the ages.

“Flashback Identity” is available in various European book store and online.

Locally, the book will be launched next month.

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