Sungura Boys
Tasarira Nhamo
Jabulani / Gramma 1987

John Chibadura and Sungura Boys are in our top 20 of
most downloaded records for a long time. Today an album
with just Sungura Boys. It is from 1980 and rocks like crazy.
A must have for lovers of the style. This one is for Tim and
David, but also the Jukebox Rebel, invite your neighbours
over and have a party ..
P.S. Originally this album is from 1980,
this concerns the 1987 re-issue.

Al tijden staan John Chibadura en Sungura Boys in onze top
20 van meest gedownloade platen. Vandaag een plaat met
alleen de Sungura Boys. Hij komt uit 1980 en rockt als een
gek. Een ‘must have’ voor liefhebbers van dit genre. Deze is
voor Tim en David, maar ook de Jukebox Rebel, kan ie weer
eens een stukkie met de buren gaan dansen ..
P.S. Oorspronkelijk is dit een album uit 1980,
dit betreft echter de heruitgave uit 1987.

Music of Zimbabwe

John Chibadura & Sungura Boys, Kurera 1985
All our Zimbabwe Music

01 – Tasarira nhamo
02 – Shungu dzangu
03 – Kutsvaga basa
04 – Shamwari yangu
05 – Tezvara
06 – Kunze kwayedza
07 – Zviitiko
08 – Nhasi wagarika


Simon ‘Chopper’ Chimbetu
& the Orchestra Dendera Kings
Gramma Records 1997

Simon Chimbetu ( 23 September 1955 – 14 August 2005)
was a Zimbabwean guitarist, vocalist and composer. He
was the founding member of his band Orchestra Dendera
KIngs. He was known by many stage names, including ‘Chopper’,
‘Mr. Visco… read more..

Boterekwa 1989
John Chibadura, Kurera 1985

01 – Pane asipo
02 – Sawara
03 – Hapana chandatadza
04 – Simba nederere
05 – African girl
06 – Vana vaye


John Chibadura and Sungura Boys – Kurera
Musi-Oa-Tunya ZIL 203, 1985

John Chibadura, front

John Chibadura, back

Take a look at this page.
Sungura from Zimbabwe is a style we haven’t seen much yet.
If you liked the Simon Chimbetu album, better try this one too.
Jivin’ east African sound, impossible to remain seated material.
..makes me happy to bring you, cheers..


1 Kurera
2 Mwana asina tsika
3 Kufa hakuna memba
4 Mwana wangu
5 Maggie mukadzi wangu
6 Nhamo ine nharo
7 Ndochema
8 Nhamo yatakawona
9 Hupenyu hwangu
10 Urombo


Simon Chimbetu & the Orchestra Dendera Kings -Boterekwa, Gramma 1989

If you collect worldmusic it is like exploring unknown terrain all
the time. One is learning new names and forms and remains
a student forever. I first learned about chimurenga through the
music of Thomas Mapfumo and fell for it straight away. Then slowly
I started to discover artists like Four Brothers or Oliver Mtukudzi
and Jonah Moyo. Only recently I learned about Simon Chibetu & his
Orchestra Dendera Kings. When I visited Gent in Belgium last week,
I found this LP and some other interesting Zimbabwean music to be
posted soon. To be honest I have not found the difference between
the Zimbabwean styles yet. There’s chimurenga, jit and mbira. The
music of Simon Chimbetu, being Congolese, is also called party rumba
or Zim Rhumba. What coincidence to find my collegue posting this
same time. I guess it was meant to be, enjoy.


1 Usandisiye
2 Future
3 Musoro wachena
4 Pakati pegungwa
5 One way
6 Bvuma mukwasha