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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… read more

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  • Avatar for banandelfiner
    <3
  • Avatar for Trustmore
    I like this dude,he is the best of Chimurenga mastero
  • Avatar for llex
    до чего жеж красиво. как могло получиться что я до сего дня это не слышал?? и похоже что это любовь на всю жизнь :)
  • Avatar for timothyzha
    http://www.last.fm/music/Thomas+Mapfumo/+images/45503525 <vote
  • Avatar for StevePL
    good stuff
  • Avatar for chiefmabhena198
    mapfumo creates life teaching music and he is a visionary.when listening to his musik,i listen with the heart.the dude is talented and respects emancipation of the black people. Nduna
  • Avatar for Lenyora
    I just love this guy...
  • Avatar for agogo2-3
    six great hours radio stream of Thomas Mapfumo: http://www.concertzender.nl/swfplayer.php?mode=rod&provider=radio6&program=nachten&date=20081207&hour=01&pid=31958
  • Avatar for haylz222
    I just watched the short film Nora a couple of days ago- amazing film, beautifully shot and all brought together by the wonderful soundtrack written by Thomas Mapfumo. Does anybody know if it's available anywhere to buy? I really want to hear the song at the end again
  • Avatar for 1lutherblissett
    If you like Thomas Mapfumo's music, buy or rent the Africa Calling DVD, where you can see him and his band perform (only 2 songs, alas, but a great performance). The rest of the DVD is great too, if you like African music.

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