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Thomas Mapfumo
Genres: World Music, Pop
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All Artists: Thomas Mapfumo
Title: Shumba
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Earthworks [Virgin]
Genres: World Music, Pop
Style: Africa
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 740042152229

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Fambe zvanaka | Maslacq, France | 04/30/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It is about 20 years now since Mapfumo released Shumba as an apology to his people for ostensibly collaborating with the Smith-Muzorewa attempt to hood-wink Zimbabweans into ending their struggle for freedom. As an introduction to Zimbabwean rhythms it is a must for any westerner wishing to understand the adaptation of the mbira sound to a wider audience. Incorporating infinite melodic variations around a central theme (if you listen, you will hear the Irish in it) and those tantalising African rhythms you will have to go a long way to find a better initiation into the spirit."
Good Old Mapfumo
Tafadzwa Antony Chidembo | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States | 05/23/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"These are as i always like to say, Mapfumo's best years. Although before this album he was singing praise for the Smith-Muzorewa government' his music was still good. I loved this album when it came out and i still have the "LP", original vinyl from this age( I can't play it though coz i don't have a record player) but definately a gem. Five star material!!!!"