Articles tagged 'mapfumo'

Mukanya picks supporting acts 5 December 2018 HARARE - American-based Chimurenga music icon Thomas “Tafirenyika” Mapfumo, has picked Gary Tight as one of his supporting acts for the countrywide tour that is set to commence this Friday. The Mamvemve singer will kick off the tour with the Gweru concert this Friday. “As requested by Mukan...
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...
I miss home, fans - Mukanya 9 July 2017 HARARE – Chimurenga music legend Thomas Mapfumo, who has not set foot in Zimbabwe for over a decade, says he is homesick. Mukanya, as the music legend is widely known by his fans, is based in Oregon in the United States of America where he has lived in exile since 2004. On the occasion of t...
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 ...
Good will always overcome evil: Mapfumo 11 April 2016 HARARE - United States of America-based chimurenga music legend Thomas Mapfumo (TM) has been a key player on Zimbabwe's music scene for over four decades. The 70 year old music star, who is widely known as the Lion of Zimbabwe, spoke to Daily News entertainment editor Dakarai Mashava (DM)on a var...
Ex-Mapfumo manager Kachingwe dies 21 June 2015 HARARE – Zimbabweans based in Canada are currently raising funds to repatriate to Zimbabwe the body of Thomson Kachingwe, a former manager of chimurenga music legend Thomas Mapfumo who passed away in Toronto on May 31. The body of the veteran 61-year-old music personality is expected to be flo...
Marijuana motivates me - Mapfumo 17 June 2015 HARARE - Chimurenga music star Thomas Mapfumo says the illegality of marijuana is an injustice because the 'weed' was created by God, according to his just-released biography penned by American ethnomusicologist and guitarist Banning Eyre. In the 362-page biography titled Lion Songs: Thomas Ma...
Disco music threatens live shows 1 August 2014 HARARE - Growing up as a ghetto youth in the 1980s and 1990s, attending disco music showcases was the in-thing, forget the live music bands. Then, we were too young to enter into nightclubs where the likes of star musicians like Thomas Mapfumo, Oliver Mtukudzi or Lovemore Majaivana used to per...
Mapfumo challenges Chiyangwa 3 August 2012 HARARE - Businessman Philip Chiyangwa has taken the scathing attack by the Chimurenga music guru Thomas Mapfumo lying low, refusing to comment on comments that he boasts about his wealth. Mapfumo this week tore into the businessman, telling an online news website, New Zimbabwe.com that if Chiyang...