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By Banning Eyre
Published: 27 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
... his first songs in Shona. When he moves to the Mhangura mine to sing and drum with the Hallelujah Chicken Run Band, he and guitarist Joshua Dube begin to experiment with adapting mbira music for rock band instrumentation. Thomas Mapfumo Zimbabwean nationalism the Springfields Hallelujah...
Book Chapter

By Banning Eyre
Published: 27 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375425-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
.... The chapter juxtaposes the worsening situation in the 1960s and early ’70s as the nationalist struggle turns increasingly violent. Mapfumo sings his first songs in Shona. When he moves to the Mhangura mine to sing and drum with the Hallelujah Chicken Run Band, he and guitarist Joshua Dube begin to experiment...
Published: 27 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375425-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
... and a rare popular artist brave enough to engage the combative politics of this era. In “Pamuromo Chete (It’s Mere Talk),” Mapfumo offers a defiant response to the confident proclamations of President Ian Smith. The chapter ends with the 1978 establishment of the Blacks Unlimited, with legendary guitarist...
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373773-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7377-3
... Chapter 1 focuses on Afro-Argentine swing guitarist Oscar Alemán, who leveraged his phenotypical blackness and his musical talent in order to build a career that took him from Brazil to Buenos Aires to Paris and back to the Argentine capital. Over the course of his career, Alemán performed...