Zimbabwean legend Thomas Mapfumo's first full length album Hokoyo! was released at the height of the Rhodesian War in Hokoyo! is his only LP to feature the Acid Band and is the first full length release of the Mapfumo coined musical genre, Chimurenga, a Shona word meaning 'struggle.' Chimurenga is exemplified by lyrics of struggle and revolution and a guitar style based on transcribing 5/5(1). Hokoyo!, an Album by Thomas Mapfumo and The Acid Band. Released in on Chimurenga (catalog no. ASLP ; Vinyl LP). Genres: Chimurenga. Featured /5(1). Born in in Marondera, Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe. He began his musical career playing covers of American rock and soul music before joining Hallelujah Chicken Run Band, where he began adapting traditional music of the Shona to modern instrumentation and techniques. This process included transcribing the scales and sounds of the mbira to electric guitar.
About RSS Contact. Traditional music and ceremonial gatherings were inherent to this life. At the age of ten, he went to live with his Uncle in Salisbury Hararewhere he was exposed to the modern music of the fifties and sixties, as British and American Thomas Mapfumo And The Acid Band - Hokoyo! (Vinyl began the first wave of "globalization" in the music industry in Africa. Gravitating to the musicians life, Album), and playing "copyright" music to survive as a musician, he also began to forge his own sound in the seventies, using Shona lyrics and traditional styles as the Second Chimurenga built momentum.
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Zimbabwean authorities now hounded Mapfumo. The folk hero was now the exile, giving him new reasons to continue singing his chiming songs of freedom. Buy now at the Real World store : cd. Various Artists. Beautifully packaged clamshell box with 3 CD wallets, 28 page booklet containing the story of 25 Years of Real World Records, and a collection of Real World Tales Thomas Mapfumo And The Acid Band - Hokoyo!
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Feb 17, · Click any of the Album Covers below to Listen to Music! New Download: Zvichapera. Thomas Mapfumo. Thomas Mapfumo. Hokoyo. New Download: Gwindingwi Rine Shumba. Thomas Mapfumo. Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks. Live At SOB’s New York City Set 1. In Mapfumo formed the Acid Band, which produced a blend of popular and traditional music as a vehicle to carry thinly veiled political messages; that music was called chimurenga (Shona: “struggle”). The band’s first album, released in , was titled Hokoyo! (“Watch Out!”). Amazon Music Unlimited Amazon Music HD Prime Music CDs & Vinyl Buy Music Open Web Player Settings > Thomas Mapfumo Artist Overview Hokoyo MAPFUMO,THOMAS & THE ACID BAND. Ndangariro Mapfumo, Thomas. Chimurenga Rebel & Man Mapfumo, Thomas. MP3: $ Choice Chimurenga MAPFUMO,THOMAS.
The title of Thomas’ first recorded album "HOKOYO! / THOMAS MAPFUMO & THE ACID BAND" (GRAMMA,ZIMBABWE,) meant "Watch Out!". The record was banned by the Smith government, the first in a long history of banning by both white and black regime. Smith, a few years later, arrested and detained Thomas in prison.
Mapfumo left Western music behind to form the Acid Band. Their first album, Hokoyo (Beware), contained the songs that led to Mapfumo's detention. After Zimbabwe's liberation in , Mapfumo formed Blacks Unlimited and released Gwindingwe Rine Shumba (Lion in the Bush), a joyous celebration of his country's independence. The title of Thomas’ first recorded album "HOKOYO! / THOMAS MAPFUMO & THE ACID BAND" (GRAMMA,ZIMBABWE,) meant "Watch Out!". The record was banned by the Smith government, the first in a long history of banning by both white and black regime. Smith, a few years later, arrested and detained Thomas in prison.
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Thomas Mapfumo – Live @ The Sanctuary – Disc Two. CD2 – Ngoma Yekwedu (Live) CD2 – Chinogiya (Live). Thomas Mapfumo discography and songs: Music profile for Thomas Mapfumo, born Genres: Chimurenga. Albums include The Chimurenga Singles: , Gwindingwi Rine Shumba, and A Putumayo Blend: Music From the Coffee Lands.
Thomas Mapfumo discography and songs: Music profile for Thomas Mapfumo, born Genres: Chimurenga. Albums include The Chimurenga Singles: , Gwindingwi Rine Shumba, and A Putumayo Blend: Music From the Coffee Lands.
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