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Thomas Mapfumo

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Thomas Mapfumo

Thomas Mapfumo has been played on NTS shows including The Do!! You!!! Breakfast Show w/ Charlie Bones, with Africa first played on 30 August 2014.

Thomas Mapfumo (born 1945 in Marondera, Zimbabwe) is a Zimbabwean musician known as "The Lion of Zimbabwe" for his immense popularity and for the political influence he wields through his music.

Pre-Independence, his songs openly called for the violent overthrow of the government, with lyrics like "Mothers, send your sons to war." Since the white government didn't understand Shona, however, at first they didn't realize how radical the songs were.

Eventually they caught on, though. The climax came with a song called…

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Chemera Chaunoda
Thomas Mapfumo, The Blacks Unlimited
Chimurenga Music, Gramma Records1983
Chemera Chaunoda
Thomas Mapfumo, The Blacks UnlimitedChimurenga Music, Gramma Records1983
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Shumba
Thomas Mapfumo
Stern's Music, Earthworks2002
Shumba
Thomas MapfumoStern's Music, Earthworks2002
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Nyarai
Thomas Mapfumo, Blacks Unlimited
Chimurenga Music0
Nyarai
Thomas Mapfumo, Blacks UnlimitedChimurenga Music0
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Africa
Thomas Mapfumo, Blacks Unlimited
Chimurenga Music0
Africa
Thomas Mapfumo, Blacks UnlimitedChimurenga Music0
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Rita
Thomas Mapfumo, The Blacks Unlimited
Chimurenga Music1981
Rita
Thomas Mapfumo, The Blacks UnlimitedChimurenga Music1981
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Maria
Thomas Mapfumo, The Blacks Unlimited
Earthworks1985
Maria
Thomas Mapfumo, The Blacks UnlimitedEarthworks1985
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Chemera Chaunoda (Ask What You Want)
Thomas Mapfumo, The Blacks Unlimited
Earthworks, Rough Trade1984
Chemera Chaunoda (Ask What You Want)
Thomas Mapfumo, The Blacks UnlimitedEarthworks, Rough Trade1984
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Chemutengure
Thomas Mapfumo, The Blacks Unlimited
Chimurenga Music1995
Chemutengure
Thomas Mapfumo, The Blacks UnlimitedChimurenga Music1995
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