Thomas Mapfumo

 
Lion Songs: Thomas Mapfumo's insightful new biography
Lion Songs: Thomas Mapfumo's insightful new biography
Lion Songs (Duke University Press), Banning Eyre’s biography of Zimbabwean musical innovator Thomas Tafirenyika Mapfumo, is an intensely...
Hauntingly, quintessentially chimurenga
Hauntingly, quintessentially chimurenga
"Chimurenga" -- the Zimbabwean word for revolutionary struggle popularised by musician Thomas Mapfumo -- comes from the name of a mythical late...
Brief union sealed by fate
Brief union sealed by fate
By some strange coincidence, Oliver Mtukudzi and Thomas Mapfumo both found themselves in Johannesburg at the same time and weren't going to miss...
Rabble-rousing rebel
Rabble-rousing rebel
Musician Thomas Mapfumo may well be the prophet in the aphorism: "Only in his hometown is a prophet without honour."
Zimbabwean singer packs protest punch
Zimbabwean singer packs protest punch
Viomak's velvety voice drifts through the air like a lullaby on a gentle breeze. But her protest songs pack a punch which could mean jail for...

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