Tembo Brothers

Tembo Brothers

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Led by attention-shunning John Chibadura, the Tembo Brothers have become one of the most popular young bands in Zimbabwe, playing the mbira-rhumba fusion known as rumbira. The band formed in 1985 and immediately drew attention on account of Chibadura's intense voice and achingly poignant lyrics. Although the rumbira beat is fast and furious, Chibadura's songs often tell of downbeat misery: broken families, excessive dowries, wasted opportunities. The sorrowfulness of the lyrics ... Read more

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