June 8, 2008

Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited
Gwindingwi Rine Shumba
Gramma/Earthworks 1981

‘Chimurenga’ is what they call this type of music, and it is from Zimbabwe.
Thomas Mapfumo comes in with this superb LP, he is the master in this style.
Originally released on Gramma in 1980, this is a 1986 re-release on
Earthworks. Very subtil guitar pushed African type of groove.
You’d better judge yourself.


1 Shumba
2 Hwahwa
3 Mhondoro
4 Tinodanana
5 Nzwananai
6 Rita
7 Chitima Cherusununguko
8 Zimbabwe yevatema


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  1. jahcisco 17 July 2008 at 15:33 - Reply

    Thank you.

  2. david 19 December 2008 at 12:46 - Reply

    Surely one of his best lps, although it has much company. Surely an under appreciated artist in the west if there ever was one. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Anonymous 12 April 2009 at 13:41 - Reply

    Listened to it in the small hours! on Dutch VPRO-radio, years ago..
    Bought it the day after, never regretted…

  4. Anonymous 14 June 2012 at 19:35 - Reply

    asks for password… thanks

  5. Anonymous 25 October 2012 at 05:19 - Reply

    dead link. re-up please.

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