Label: Earthworks - CDEWV 22,Virgin - CDEWV 22 • Format: CD • Country: UK • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: African
From the originator and undisputed master of the chimurenga style comes this album, essentially a greatest-hits album of sorts. The songs highlight primarily the period immediately prior to Zimbabwe's independence in through to the middle of the decade. They all deal with topics of revolution and reconstruction. The album starts off with an exhortation to the farmer and a nostalgic piece reminiscing about the days of old when people chanted and played mbira for spirituality.
These are followed by an exhortation for Pan-Africanism of sorts, to end the infighting of a power vacuum after a revolution. Songs celebrating the strength of Zimbabwe and her people fill the rest of the album, along with a couple more exhortations to build a better future, and a pair of slightly more humorous songs dealing with the perils of beer and oversized shoes.
Nestled into the middle of the album is a prize, "Dangurangu," which displays the transition from mbira to guitar in all its complexity and glory, as Run To The Hills - Rats From A Sinking Ship - Peasants Revolt as the masterful yodeling of Mapfumo. The various albums Taireva - Thomas Mapfumo - Shumba (Vital Hits Of Zimbabwe) Mapfumo with the Blacks Unlimited are all worthwhile listens in their own rights, and as such this album is no different.
Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.
Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Genre International. Revolution Empowerment Motivation. Track Listing. Thomas Mapfumo. Zimbabwe Yevatema. Pachinyakare Long Ago. Butsu Mutandarika. Taireva Thomas Mapfumo. Mhondoro Thomas Mapfumo. Dangurangu Thomas Mapfumo. Joyce Thomas Mapfumo.
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