Articles tagged 'mukanya'

Mukanya blasts  politicians over piracy 7 March 2019 Legendary musician Thomas Mapfumo has blasted Zanu PF for allegedly fuelling music piracy in the country. Mapfumo, popularly known as Mukanya, his totem, told the Daily News this week that bigwigs in the ruling party are the beneficiaries of piracy.
Mukanya speaks his mind 28 February 2019 VETERAN Chimurenga musician Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo, pictured, is a man of straight talk and his sharp tongue has created buzz around his persona.
Mukanya's Macheso remarks stir debate 30 January 2019 HARARE - Veteran Chimurenga musician Thomas Mapfumo stirred controversy with his remarks on television towards sungura giant Alick Macheso. Mukanya, as the musician is fondly known, speaking on national television said he and the late Oliver Mtukudzi were the only internationally recognised mu...
Weekend gigs hang in balance 18 January 2019 HARARE - A number of musical events that had been lined up for this weekend have been affected by the on-going industrial action that started on Monday. Everything in the country is on standstill; there is little or virtually no movement of people from one point to another, because of the mass...
Mukanya takes Peace Tour to Chi-Town 4 January 2019 HARARE - After a busy holiday season for musicians, some have decided to take a break, but for others it is business as usual. Among those who are taking a break are Suluman Chimbetu who is taking a two-week break, Baba Harare is returning with his January 11 album launch, while Alick Macheso ...
Mukanya retraces his musical roots 31 December 2018 HARARE - Fifteen years after performing at what used to be the ‘hallowed” venue of musicians of yesteryear — veteran Chimurenga music maestro Thomas Mapfumo — returns to Mushandirapamwe Hotel in Highfield for an emotional homecoming show tomorrow evening. The 73-year-old musician will hold an ...
Mukanya free farewell gig on cards 29 December 2018 HARARE - Chimurenga music maestro Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo is set to stage a free farewell gig in Kadoma next week. The event is being organised by 2 Kings Entertainment. “We are still finalising on the exact date but the event is targeting older generation. It will be held during the day a...
Mapfumo returns to Harare 28 December 2018 HARARE - Chimurenga music guru Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo is expected to end his Peace Tour in Harare with a concert scheduled for Harare International Conference Centre on Monday. This comes after the decorated musician showcased in Gweru, Bulawayo, Masvingo, Beitbridge, Mutare and Kadoma altho...
Mapfumo's tour in false start 9 December 2018 HARARE - Chimurenga music guru Thomas Mapfumo's much-anticipated December Peace tour opening gig at Gweru Golf Club failed to take place after bungling by the organisers resulted in the abandonment of the concert amid chaotic scenes. Mapfumo and his Blacks Unlimited band were geared and ready ...
Mukanya jets in tomorrow 3 December 2018 HARARE - Chimurenga music guru Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo is expected in the country tomorrow ahead of his much hyped “Peace Tour” starting this Friday in Gweru. Organisers told the Daily News that all is set for the “biras” with Gweru Golf Club being the first venue after which he will head to ...
Gary remixes Mukanya's song 21 November 2018 HARARE - Chimurenga music icon, Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo, has endorsed rising musician Gary Tight by giving him rights to remix one of his all-time hits, Vanhu Vatema. Speaking through his publicist Blessing Vava, the legendary musician is glad to see the rookie artistes following giant footst...
Mukanya goes for greenhorns 11 November 2018 HARARE - Chimurenga music icon Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo has chosen little known musicians to support him during the December Peace Tour in Zimbabwe as part of his efforts to promote youngsters. Currently, his team is registering little known artistes in different parts of the country who wants...
Mukanya lines up Zim tour 8 November 2018 HARARE - United States-based Chimurenga music icon Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo has lined up concerts in several parts of the country in December. Running under the banner “Peace Tour”, the tour will see the Chauya Chauya singer showcasing in places such as Bulawayo, Gweru, Kariba, Beitbridge, Mas...
Vote wisely: Mukanya 28 July 2018 HARARE - Outspoken Chimurenga music icon Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo has urged Zimbabweans to vote wisely in the forthcoming harmonised elections. The elections are due on Monday. Speaking from his United States of America base, Mukanya posted a homemade video which has since gone viral on soc...
Mukanya confirms Zim year-end bira 4 July 2018 HARARE - Evergreen Chimurenga musician Thomas Mapfumo, returning to Harare for yet another potentially explosive bira in December as he has already inked a contract with local promoters. Mapfumo's publicist Blessing Vava confirmed the reports to the Daily News yesterday. “Yes, we have signe...
Mukanya keen on second home gig 15 May 2018 HARARE - After giving a scintillating performance in Harare for the first time in 14 years, exiled Chimurenga musician Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo is keen to stage another gig in the country end of this year. Last week, Chimurenga music publicist Blessing Vava took to Facebook asking Zimbabweans ...
Mukanya delivers scintillating bira 30 April 2018 HARARE - Music fans who attended music legend Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo's homecoming show at Glamis Stadium on Saturday night got to see first hand why the Chimurenga icon is invariably called the “Lion of Zimbabwe” and “Hurricane Hugo.” Mukanya, 72, who was performing in Zimbabwe for the first...
Mukanya's 'election' song wows crowds 30 April 2018 HARARE - Chimurenga maestro Thomas Mapfumo's “Homecoming Bira” in Harare lived up to its billing, with his yet to be officially released political song Chauya Chauya wowing the crowds. Mapfumo performed for the first time in the country after a 14-year self-imposed exile in the United States, ...
Chiwenga to attend Mukanya gig 28 April 2018 HARARE - Vice President Constantino Chiwenga will be among guests at decorated Chimurenga musician Thomas Mapfumo's Homecoming Bira scheduled for Glamis Arena in the capital tonight. Mapfumo popularly known as Mukanya — his totem — will share the stage with superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi, Su...
Mukanya's big 'bira' 27 April 2018 HARARE - Zimbabweans will be in for a real treat as Zimbabwean music legend Thomas Mapfumo stages his first gig in the country tomorrow at Glamis Arena, Harare after 14 years of self-imposed exile. The music concert comes courtesy of Entertainment Republic. The Chimurenga maestro popularly ...
Mapfumo blasts ED govt 26 April 2018 HARARE - Chimurenga music maestro Thomas Mapfumo on Tuesday took a dig at the change of guard at Munhumutapa Building, saying the ouster of former president Robert Mugabe and his replacement with President Emmerson Mnangagwa only ushered in “cosmetic changes”. Popularly known as Mukanya, his t...
Mapfumo says police sold his cars 26 April 2018 HARARE - Outspoken Chimurenga singer Thomas Mapfumo on Tuesday said a top Zimbabwe Republic Police cop corruptly sold his cars confiscated by the police nearly two decades ago. Mapfumo was accused way back in 2001 of buying five stolen luxurious cars from then fugitive car dealer, George Siban...
Mukanya blasts ED government 26 April 2018 HARARE - Chimurenga music maestro Thomas Mapfumo on Tuesday took a dig at the change of guard at Munhumutapa Building, saying the ouster of former president Robert Mugabe and his replacement with President Emmerson Mnangagwa only ushered in “cosmetic changes”. Read full story in today's pape...
Mukanya face to face with piracy 24 April 2018 HARARE - Government is setting up a task force to look into tougher piracy laws after celebrated musician Thomas Mapfumo complained that 12 of his albums have been compiled into one compact disc and being sold for $0,50. Mapfumo said this while paying a courtesy call on Arts and Recreation min...
Artistes jostle for Mukanya collabo 23 April 2018 HARARE - Local artistes are jostling to have a collaboration with United States-based Chimurenga music icon Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo who is in the country for just half-a-month. Mukanya arrived in the country last week for a once-off Mukanya Homecoming Gig performance scheduled for Glamis Aren...