Articles tagged 'chimurenga'

Mapfumo slams govt again 9 September 2017 HARARE - Chimurenga music legend Thomas Mapfumo, 72, has slammed government officials for seeking treatment in other countries  accusing them of not having faith in the local health system which continues to deteriorate under their watch. The outspoken musician, who has been exiled in Oregon i...
Mapfumo mocks Command Agriculture 8 July 2017 HARARE - Chimurenga music legend Thomas Mapfumo has fired barbs at government initiated Command Agriculture programme saying the programme has brewed the ongoing tiff between senior government officials. The $500 million scheme was initiated by government at the start of last year in a bid to ...
Condolences pour in for Cde Chinx 19 June 2017 HARARE – The late music star Dickson Chingaira aka Cde Chinx's songs stimulated both Zanla and Zipra fighters into action and helped mobilise the masses into an incredible resistance population, Zanu PF party spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo has said. Moyo, in a condolence message said: “The deat...
Zanu PF choir master no more 18 June 2017 HARARE – As black Zimbabweans fought their last battles against the colonial Ian Douglas Smith-led Rhodesia Front (RF) in the 1970s, music had become part of the revolution. In the rural areas, the masses would gather during the night for all-night pungwes (open-air political meetings) where f...
National hero status likely for Cde Chinx 18 June 2017 HARARE – One of Zimbabwe's greatest music composers, Dickson Chingaira, aka Cde Chinx, passed away on Friday, plunging the arts and music industry into mourning. Cde Chinx died at West End Hospital in Harare after battling leukaemia cancer. He was 61 and leaves behind his two wives, Patricia a...
Zim liberation war history distorted 29 October 2015 HARARE - The true history of the liberation war in Zimbabwe seems to be disputed every time those who supposedly participated in it write or give details in interviews which are usually hotly disputed. Others are said to never have participated in the war regardless of their claims with some a...
Chabvonga: Heir to Mukanya? 10 September 2014 HARARE - Fast-riding Chimurenga musician Jairos Chabvonga has vowed to take exiled legend Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo’s music legacy to another level. Chabvonga said Mukanya,  who went into self-exile in the early 2000s left a void difficult to fill in terms of the Chimurenga genre and he was rea...