Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited

African Band

(5 Reviews)5.0
Country: Zimbabwe
Based In: Harare, Zimbabwe
Performs: Worldwide
From: $10000
A 20-piece big band composed of Zimbabwe's best musicians performing chimurenga music.We guarantee to provide a unique experience with a big sound. The band has played to live audiences in SouthAfrica,USA,UK,Canada,Japan, Mozambique,Germany, etc.
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The Blacks Unlimited Band typically do the following services: perform music for live audiences and recordings. Practice playing instruments or singing to improve techniques. The job may include: negotiating contracts and fees finding and booking events and venues that match our career strategy, advising on career decisions,publicity and promotion, helping on career decisions such as which record producer to work with,or which songs to perform and managing.


1 Chikonzero
2 Usatambe nenyoka
3 Bhutsu mutandarika
4 Chiruzevha chapera
5 Kariba
6 Chirombo
7 Chinogiya
8 Mugarandega
9 Hwahwa
10 Pidigori
11 Karigamombe
12 Ndavekuenda
13 Chinungu
14 Disaster
15 Shabeen
16 Chipatapata
17 Mamvemve
18 Ndozvauri
19 Samson
20 Zimbabwe


During the bloody struggle for independence in the 1970s,Mapfumo's sinewy songs had told Zimbabweans who they were-farmers fighters,and artists, rightful inheritors of a stolen African pastoral.
The broad framework of Mapfumo's story is a set of facts all can agree upon. Thomas Mapfumo was born in 1945 in the then Southern Rhodesia. He began writing and recording music in 1962 and has never stopped. He earned national prominence during the liberation war with piquant,subversive songs that turned dreamers into fighters who,in turn, brought down one of colonial Africa's fiercest white regimes. ...

Reviews     (5 Reviews)

Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited - African Band - Harare, Zimbabwe Event Location: Boksburg, South Africa Event Type: Concert 26th October 2019
Two weeks: Two shows: Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited deliver a dazzling performance at Boksburg Hotel.
Reviewed by: Zimbabwe Digital News
Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited - African Band - Harare, Zimbabwe Event Location: Glamis Stadium Harare Zimbabwe Event Type: Festival 5th July 2018
Thomas Mapfumo 'Lion of Zimbabwe,' Returns from exile with triumphant homecoming. May 7 2018 By Banning Eyre After a 14-year absence,Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited rocked until dawn at Glamis Arena,an open-air stadium packed with some 20,000 fans of three generations.
Reviewed by: Banning Eyre
Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited - African Band - Harare, Zimbabwe Event Location: Thomas Mapfumo's new album "Danger Zone" Event Type: Concert 3rd March 2015
Review:Thomas Mapfumo's new album 'Danger Zone ' surpasses Marley comparisons.By Daniel Bromfield March 3 2015 Comments. Though he hails from Zimbabwe rather than Jamaica, Thomas Mapfumo is often compared in the West to Bob Marley. They shared a bill in 1980,but Mapfumo 's stature is so tremendous in his home country (where he is called the"Lion of Zimbabwe ")that Marley was made the opener.
Reviewed by: Daniel Bromfield


Thomas Mapfumo is one of the most brilliant African creators of the past century. He is also the embodiment of a tumultuous history rooted in a heaf-on collision of Western ambition and African culture. More than a hit maker or a pop icon. Thomas has created a tapestry of civil trauma, gnarled with imperfections and gilded with genius. He has achieved greatness in his way,without guidance or training, taking what pleases him from the idioms and musicians around him,and weaving all of this,along with his own incisive poetry,into the fabric of his "chimurenga" music

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Folk Roots, USA; Kennedy Center, USA; World Roots Festival, USA; Reggae on the River,USA;SOBs, NYC
USA; Afrofest,USA;ELREY, USA;The Sanctuary for independence,USA;Baseline Joburg SA, OneLove, PHAB Entertainment ,Shamstone Production & Entertainment SA. Mapungubwe Arts Festival,Polokwane,South Africa;Mean Fiddler,London;

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