Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited

Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited

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Juanita
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Tondobayana

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Biography

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... Read more

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