Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited • Zimbabwean

Saturday Apr 19, 2014

20 ABC Mesa Rd
El Prado, NM 87529

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THOMAS MAPFUMO LIVE AT LEO'S NIGHT CLUB APRIL 19,2014 7:30 PM1119 Candelaria Rd NW, ABQ, NMOpening: Envee the Queen and DJ CutterDate: April 17,2014Advanced tickets: $20.00At the Door: $22.00Buy tickets here: more information call: 303-330-1292A Zambezi Sound System Production

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Tune in to Chimurenga

Thomas Mapfumo
Kevin Minderhout

As a teenager, Thomas Mapfumo aka “The Lion of Zimbabwe” began his career in music by mimicking rock stars like Elvis and Otis Redding and playing Zairian rumba music. Situated amidst black protest of the white-dominated Rhodesian regime and Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, Mapfumo created and popularized Chimurenga music; in the Shona language, “Chimurenga” means protest, and the electrified mbira-centric popular genre features social and political commentary and critique. Mapfumo has lived in exile in Eugene, Ore. since the late 1990s. See and hear Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited at Leo’s Nightclub (1119 Candelaria NW) on Thursday, April 17, at 7:30pm. Tickets range from $20 to $22 and can be purchased at Leo’s or Guerrilla Graphix (4320 Central SE).

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