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Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited
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Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited

Saturday, Feb 15 9:30p

He is “The Lion of Zimbabwe.” The most important musical-political force in the struggle for self-rule in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and one of the best-known artists in African music, singer-songwriter Thomas Mapfumo modified his style once Zimbabwe achieved independence, but due to increasing unrest in recent years his music has become as adamant as in the early years. Mapfumo’s electric African music is as infectious to dance to as its lyrics are intellectually challenging, and it continues to evolve… Show more

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The "Lion Of Zimbabwe," to the Shona people what Fela Kuti is to Nigeria (both a modernizer and preserver of tradition). ~ Rovi
Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited
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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....
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Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
1317 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 525-5054
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