. ABOUT .
Originating from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Chris Gudu instills the authentic and irresistible sounds of township jive to the ears, feet and hands of his listeners - in other words, you can’t help but dance!!
Born into a musical family, Gudu has an intimate knowledge of his instruments. Building his guitars and drums by hand from a tender age, his talent developed by playing at the rituals and ceremonies of his homeland. Participating in many choirs growing up, Gudu became a seasoned singer of the Umbaqanga style.
Former lead singer and bass player of the groups Jive Kayana and Matonto, Gudu has made waves at festivals and continually sold out venues around the globe. He has shared the stage with esteemed musicians and big names such as Hugh Masekela, Angelique Kidjo, Oliver Mtukudzi and Thomas Mapfumo.
These up-tempo and exuberant polyrhythmic compositions of the Umbaqanga will leave the audience feeling high and exhilarated. You will be transported to the streets and shebeens of Southern Africa as Gudu delivers this highly charged and energetic performance.