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By Banning Eyre
Published: 27 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375425-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
... his career, now tarnished by the Muzorewa episode. The chapter concludes with a detailed description of the April 1980 independence celebration at Rufaro Stadium. Bob Marley heads up a long roster of entertainment and pageantry, events that are interrupted when crowds outside the stadium attempt to...
Book Chapter

By Banning Eyre
Published: 27 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
Book Chapter

By Banning Eyre
Published: 27 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375425-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
... wizened and mellowed. More than three decades aft er the exuberance and electricity of that Rufaro Stadium dawn in 1980, Th omas has long since tired of celebrating Zimbabwe’s leaders and, by this time, of hurling barbs at them as well. To the extent he has anything more to say to them, it comes...
Published: 27 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375425-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
... badge of honor befi tting a Bolton. Black girls, rebel music, and a clenched-fi st response to racism all became prologue to Chris’s prolonged encounter with Zimbabwe. On April 17, 1980, as Zimbabweans celebrated independence in Rufaro Stadium, Chris attended the London celebration where...
Published: 27 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375425-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
... Morgan Tsvangirai held a massive rally in Rufaro Stadium to proclaim the formation of a fl edgling political party, the Movement for Democratic Change (mdc). Th is party would contest Mugabe’s zanu-pf for the presidency and seats in Parliament. Mugabe and his minions branded the mdc as a front...
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By Banning Eyre
Published: 27 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375425-020
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
... (band), 128, 141, 180, 208; guitar style, Rufaro Stadium, 106, 162, 237; and indepen- 53, 74– 76, 94, 96, 114, 127, 146, 157, 168, dence celebration, 113– 14, 117– 20, 292, 192, 297– 98n7; joins/returns to Blacks 311n36, 312n6 Unlimited, 141, 206– 9, 255, 308n32...
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By Banning Eyre
Published: 27 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375425-017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
... photographs of Th omas singing in Rufaro that day. Incidentally, Zexie’s wedding ended in near mayhem as fans outside stormed the fences, sending two people to hospital. 37. Th e Green Arrows, Th e Green Arrows (Analog Africa No 1. aacd 061, 2004). From sleeve notes by Samy Ben Redjeb. Th e...
Book Chapter

By Banning Eyre
Published: 27 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
... Morgan Tsvangirai held a massive rally in Rufaro Stadium to proclaim the formation of a fl edgling political party, the Movement for Democratic Change (mdc). Th is party would contest Mugabe’s zanu-pf for the presidency and seats in Parliament. Mugabe and his minions branded the mdc as a front...
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By Banning Eyre
Published: 27 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375425-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
... conditions in the bush. For Th omas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited, the rally at Barbourfi elds Stadium was a disaster. Looking at a photocopy of that Herald story twenty- six years later, Bishop Muzorewa was hard- pressed to recall this exact rally or the music that was played there. He seemed...
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By Banning Eyre
Published: 27 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
... he would prove it. Soon aft erward, Th omas was invited to perform at the fi rst prime minister’s luncheon, a lavish aff air held in the City Sports Stadium. William Mapfumo remembered the event’s extravagance more than its politics. “Th ere was game meat,” he said. “You could fi nd the...