Advance Kusugar ! Zimbabwe Hits volume 3
Get on Your Bike and Go After the Sweet One
Various Artists, Discafrique 1988


On Discafrique and from 1988 we’ve got this collector of Zimbabwe
Hits. It contains various styles like Chimurenga and Zimpop for instance.
It is the third volume in this series of which I hope to find volumes one
and two some fine day. For now enjoy Advance Kusugar !

Op Discafrique en uit 1988 hebben we deze verzamelaar van Zimbabawe
Hits. Hij bevat verschillende stijlen muziek waaronder Chimurenga en Zim-
pop. Het is volume drie in deze serie waarvan ik de nummers één en twee
ook nog eens hoop te mogen vinden. Voor nu enjoy Advance Kusugar !

tracks ;

01 – Jonah Moyo & Devera Ngwena Jazz Band – Karekita
02 – Master Chivero – Advance Kusugar !
03 – R.U.N.N. Family – Hatichina wekutamba naye
04 – Jiros Jiri Band – Chiedza
05 – Safirio Madzikatire & Sea Cottage Sisters & New World Band – Bhizinesi mudhorobha
06 – Master Chivero & the Zimbabwe Militia Mbira Sounds – Muchembere wedu nahanda
07 – Jiros Jiri band – Ndicheni
08 – Jonah Moyo & Devera Ngwena Jazz Band – Hombarume
09 – Safirio Madzikatire & Sea Cottage Sisters & New World Band – Zvakatadana ataisiyana
10 – Paul Matavire & Jiros Jiri Band – Taurai zvenyu
11 – Amanzi Okuphila – We’mfo owethu


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