Thomas Mapfumo
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1945
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Thomas Mapfumo

Thomas Mapfumo Biography (Wikipedia)

Thomas Tafirenyika Mapfumo (born July 3, 1945) is a musician nicknamed "The Lion of Zimbabwe" and "Mukanya" (the praise name of his clan in the Shona language) for his immense popularity and for the political influence he wields through his music, including his sharp criticism of the government of President Robert Mugabe. He both created and made popular Chimurenga music, and his slow-moving style and distinctive voice is instantly recognisable to Zimbabweans.

Mapfumo was imprisoned without charges under the white-dominated regime of Rhodesia, and he was hounded by the Mugabe government of Zimbabwe that succeeded it. He lived in exile in the United States for two decades, and in April 2018, returned to Zimbabwe for the first time since 2005 to perform a concert.

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Joyce
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Joyce
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Zimbabwe Yevatema
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Zimbabwe Yevatema
Thomas Mapfumo
Shumba (Road Trip)
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Shumba (Road Trip)
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Hupenyu Wangu (Deni Shain Edit)
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Hupenyu Wangu (Deni Shain Edit)
Thomas Mapfumo
Shumba
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Shumba
Thomas Mapfumo
Tipeiwo Mari
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Tipeiwo Mari
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Revolutionary songs
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Revolutionary songs
Thomas Mapfumo
Mukadzi Wangu
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Mukadzi Wangu
Thomas Mapfumo
Nyoka Musango (Dubstep Refix)
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Nyoka Musango (Dubstep Refix)
Thomas Mapfumo
Mhondoro
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Mhondoro
Zyon Black & Thomas Mapfumo
Nyoka Musango (Zyon Black Dubstep Remix)
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Nyoka Musango (Zyon Black Dubstep Remix)

Nyoka Musango (Zyon Black Dubstep Remix)

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Nyoka Musango (Zyon Black Dubstep Remix)
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Nyoka Musango (Zyon Black Dubstep Remix)
Thomas Mapfumo
Gwindingwi Rine Shumba-Shumba
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Gwindingwi Rine Shumba-Shumba
Thomas Mapfumo
Hende Baba
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Hende Baba
Thomas Mapfumo
Shumba(Daphni Edit)
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Shumba(Daphni Edit)
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