Mapfumo, Thomas & The Blacks Unlimited - Chimurenga '98

 

artist 
  Mapfumo, Thomas & The Blacks Unlimited
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title 
  Chimurenga '98
 
country 
  Zimbabwe
 
mainstyle 
  Popular Music
 
style 
 
 
label 
  AWB
 
year 
  1998
 
length 
 
 
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This album from 1998 is now available again through Xango Music. Chris Nickson on Allmusic: “You have to hand it to Thomas Mapfumo -- the man is never afraid to keep pushing at the boundaries of his music. On this disc, he not only plays his trademark mbira-based chimurgena music, but also casts his net as far as Mali with "Ndiyani Waparadza Musha," a mix that works very smoothly, mixing two African cultures, while "Set the People Free" is really African rock with an English language rap in the middle -- and very good it is. Of course, his basic style forms the heartbeat on tracks like "Tinofara" and "Wandiita Muroyi," with the three mbiras as his rhythm section, the core of his sound. One of the fullest and most diverse albums of Mapfumo's career.”

 
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Tracks:
1. Chigwaya (The Bream Fish) 6:08
2. Ndiyani Waparadza Musha (Who has Destroyed Our Home?) 6:15
3. Tinofara (We Rejoice) 5:13
4. Titambire (Dance for Us) 5:12
5. Usatambe Nenyoka (Don't Play Around With a Snake!) 6:25
6. Wandiita Muroyi (You've Branded Me a Witch) 6:03
7. Chimurenga (The War of Liberation) 6:07
8. Munongotukana (You just Scold Eachother) 6:45
9. Chikonzero (The Reason Why) 6:21
10. Ndave Kuenda (I am Now Leaving) 6:21
11. Set the People Free 4:49
12. Shumba Dzenhabvu (The Lions of Soccer) 6:31

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