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Choice Chimurenga by Thomas Mapfumo

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:07 am
by howard male
Title - Choice Chimurenga
Artist - Thomas Mapfumo
Label - Sheer Sound

Mapfumo's protest songs can never mean as much to us as they do to the people of his homeland, Zimbabwe, where he's been a guiding light for over thirty years. But nonetheless there is still so much to enjoy in the intricate, flowing rhythms, optimistic melodies, and gently imploring vocals of Africa's Bob Marley - even at this later stage in his career, the flame still burns brightly. This collection consists of material from several recent albums which have otherwise been hard to get hold of in the UK including 'Chimurenga Explosion,' his most consistently excellent work of the last decade.

The Independent on Sunday 21/01/07