Thomas Mapfumo And The Blacks Unlimited - Corruption album flac
Style: Reggae, African
MP3 album: 1839 mb
FLAC album: 1626 mb
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Genre: Reggae / Folk and Country
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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.
Corruption - Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited 1989 Produced and Composed by Thomas Mapfumo,Recorded at Shed Studios,Zimbabwe.
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.
Thomas Tafirenyika Mukanya Mapfumo was born in Marondera, Zimbabwe in 1945. His early childhood moments, saw him tapping the knack and interest for traditional music and instruments (ngoma, hosho and mbira) from his grandparents who were avid musicians in the village. Unbeknown to him, that early-stage set-up underlined with innocence would describe his future music career and earn him global fame. The looming corruption, grinding poverty, and the decaying rule of law blighted a promising Zimbabwe, saddening hopeful masses and inevitably pushing him to compose more lyrics as missiles for protest against his own government. To the surprise of many, the same music censorship characteristics of colonial Rhodesia also visited Mukanya upon his release of the Corruption album in independent Zimbabwe.
On behalf of Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited, &Chimurenga Music Company I wish to officially announce that Dr Thomas Tafirenyika Mukanya Mapfumo will be performing in Zimbabwe on the 28th of April 2018 in Harare. We are excited that Mukanya will be performing in Zimbabwe after more than a decade's absence. On his behalf and CMC I will be giving you updates with regards to Mukanya's Welcome Back Bira. For and on behalf of Thomas Mapfumo. Blessing Vava Publicist.
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.
- Produced At – Shed Studios
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Zim Rec
- Engineer – Willis Mbirimi
- Producer – Benny Miller
- Written-By – T. Mapfumo*
NotesThe release was issued in two different sleeves, a die-cut artwork sleeve and this full artwork sleeve.
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