The plea for global peace resonates with the burning restlessness in Zimbabwe where many are wallowing in poverty due to leadership corruption and lawlessness. Danger Zone is a 2015 album released by Dr. Thomas Mapfumo (aka The Lion of Zimbabwe) and The Blacks Unlimited. Since the 70s, Dr. Mapfumo has solely written his Chimurenga music genre that he has consistently performed.
Thomas Mapfumo And The Blacks Unlimited. Thomas Mapfumo And The Blacks Unlimited - Corruption (LP, Album).
He both created and made popular Chimurenga music, and his slow-moving style and distinctive voice is instantly recognisable to Zimbabweans.
Backed by his band, Blacks Unlimited, Thomas Mapfumo has been at the cutting edge of the political struggle in his native Zimbabwe for over 20 years, even as he's become a major figure on the world music scene. Born in 1945 in the small town of Marondera, in the country that was then the British colony of Rhodesia, Mapfumo attended a colonial school and heard Western pop on the radio. Particularly struck by Elvis, he performed Presley's "A Mess of Blues" in a talent show, backed, perhaps surprisingly, by a white band. But by 1989, politicians began seeing him differently, after he released the single "Corruption," which pointed fingers at Zimbabwe's leaders, and was immediately banned. But Mapfumo wasn't about to be silenced. The following year, his Chamunorwa album had barbs specifically for Mugabe and he criticized the leader very heavily in the overseas press.
Listen to music from Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited like Buka Tiende, Nzwananai & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited. For almost 30 years he and his Blacks Unlimited band have musically supported his people, the Shona, in their struggle for social and economic justice and for the preservation of their culture.
Inspired in part by American soul and rock & roll, Thomas Mapfumo began singing and playing guitar in the '60s. In the '70s, though, he turned his attention to the music of his native Zimbabwe, resplendent with the sounds of the mbiri (thumb piano). And while his politically charged lyrics would get him jailed by the white minority government of the time, he made it out in time to celebrate Zimbabwe's 1978 independence. Along with his Blacks Unlimited band, he cut several popular albums for the Earthworks label in the '80s, all featuring his chimurenga (struggle) songs.
Corruption - Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited 1989 Produced and Composed by Thomas Mapfumo,Recorded at Shed Studios,Zimbabwe.
Thomas Mapfumo and The Blacks Unlimited added 3 new photos - with Conwell Dread Matare. 31 May at 21:04 ·. Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny. He has sung about the struggles of poor people at the hands politicians who have been charged with managing their wealth, but often abusing it. He was jailed by the colonial regime for his hard-hitting lyrics against the repressive colonial regime during Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle.
Thomas Tafirenyika Mapfumo, also known by his nicknames "Mukanya" or "gandanga", is a Zimbabwean Chimurenga music singer, a songwriter who is based in the USA. Mapfumo is one of Zimbabwe's top musicians. Mapfumo said he got his first break to perform music with a quartet called Zoot Brothers (called Zutu in other reports) in Mabvuku while he was still in School. After hearing the Beatles and Wilson Pickett in the early '60s, Mapfumo taught himself guitar
|1||Moyo Wangu (My Heart)||6:01|
|2||Varombo Kuvarombo (The Poor To Poor)||6:27|
|3||Shabeen (House Turned Into Illegal Pub)||6:34|
|5||Muchadura (You Will Confess)||5:03|
|6||Handina Munyama (I Am Not Unlucky)||5:25|
|7||Kupera Kwevanhu (The Perishing Of The Peoples)||5:44|
|8||Chigwindiri (A Very Strong Person)||5:59|
|CCD9848||Thomas Mapfumo And The Blacks Unlimited||Thomas Mapfumo And The Blacks Unlimited - Corruption (CD, Album)||Mango||CCD9848||US||1989|
|MLPS 1019||Thomas Mapfumo And The Blacks Unlimited||Thomas Mapfumo And The Blacks Unlimited - Corruption (LP, Album)||Mango||MLPS 1019||UK||1989|
|MLPS 1019, MLPS 9848||Thomas Mapfumo And The Blacks Unlimited||Thomas Mapfumo And The Blacks Unlimited - Corruption (LP, Album)||Mango, Mango||MLPS 1019, MLPS 9848||US||1989|
|CIDM 1019||Thomas Mapfumo And The Blacks Unlimited||Thomas Mapfumo And The Blacks Unlimited - Corruption (CD, Album)||Mango||CIDM 1019||UK||1989|
|MCT 1019||Thomas Mapfumo And The Blacks Unlimited||Thomas Mapfumo And The Blacks Unlimited - Corruption (Cass, Album)||Island Records||MCT 1019||US||1989|