Articles tagged 'thomas mapfumo'

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, Jah Prayzah in joint UK gig 3 July 2018 HARARE - Music legend Thomas Mapfumo will be teaming up with young blood to deliver a night of hits in the United Kingdom in September. Mapfumo will be joined on stage by Jah Prayzah, Sam Dondo, Mic Inity and King Alfred. The concert is being hosted by Impala group Zimbabwe. “Join us for...
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...
Mteki endorses the 'Lion of Zim' 28 April 2018 HARARE - Afro-Chimurenga musician Bryn Mteki aka Sekurutau said he has been successful in art and business because of the inspiration of Zimbabwe's legendary singer Thomas Mapfumo who is performing at Glamis Stadium in Harare tonight. Sekurutau, a world-renowned sculptor/musician-cum-businessm...
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...
Tuku, Mukanya collabo on cards 21 April 2018 HARARE - Chimurenga Music Company and Tuku Music officials revealed that they are working on a collaboration song of Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo and his former  protégée Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi. This was revealed at a Mukanya Homecoming Gig press conference held at a Harare hotel yesterday. “Of...
Mukanya keen to unite ED, Chamisa 21 April 2018 HARARE - Chimurenga music icon Thomas Mapfumo has said he would want to bring both President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his opposition challenger Nelson Chamisa to persuade them to preach unity and peaceful co-existence ahead of elections. Addressing the media in the capital yesterday ahead of his...
Protest artistes troop home after Mugabe's fall 25 March 2018 HARARE - Former president Robert Mugabe's demise has opened doors to several self-exiled protest artistes who now feel free to come back home. Chimurenga music icon Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo is one of the more vocal singers who will return to Zimbabwe after 14 years with a performance at the Gl...
Mukanya promises great homecoming show 20 February 2018 HARARE - Exiled Chimurenga music legend Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo (72), who last performed in Zimbabwe 14 years ago, has described his homecoming gig set for the Glamis Arena in Harare on April 28 as a “dream come true.” Mukanya said living in the United States of America since 2004 has made hi...
Mapfumo hits out at corruption 2 January 2018 HARARE - Exiled Chimurenga music star Thomas Mapfumo has once again hit out at corruption which he believes is undermining development in Zimbabwe. In 1989, Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited released the album Corruption in which he attacked then President Robert Mugabe and his government for r...
I miss Tuku: Mukanya 11 July 2017 HARARE - Exiled Chimurenga music star Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo says contrary to popular opinion, he has always been friends with fellow Zimbabwean music legend Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi. The two artistes, who were both part of a band called Wagon Wheels in the late 70s, have often differed public...