Yesterday I had the privilege of seeingperform live at the Bagamoyo Festival in Tanzania. One of the only songs I knew from Tu before seeing her perform yesterday was 'letting go' and 'what will be will be.' So I was expecting a soft and mellow performance last night when she walked on stage. However, Tu's performance was anything but delicate.
As soon as she walked on stage the crowd went wild, and so did she. When Tu gets on stage she is powerful, she is the energy fueling us, she is Mama Afrika! Her songs like pata pata got everyone on their feet dancing, or on stage throwing money and gifts at her to express their overwhelming joy to experience her music live (at which Tu showed her delight by singing AYAYAYAAYA into the microphone).
Whether she is singing about love, apartheid, saving children or how 'you took our innocence away' she gets her message out and her audience dancing. Her lyrics and energy will pierce your body, flow through your veins, send vibrations throughout your whole body and uplift your soul.