Mataure new Blacks’ Unlimited manager

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By Takawira Photovet Dapi US based Chimurenga musician Dr Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo has roped in Sam Mataure as band manager. Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi’s long serving manager Sam Mataure Mukanya confirmed Mataure’s appointment in a telephone interview. “Yes we have engaged Sam Mataure as the Blacks’ Unlimited band manager. Related Articles “I think you know that this one, (Blessing) Vava is a writer but he is still our publicist. “We have more finished music to give our fans,” he said. Mukanya and his nephew Kurai Bvumoramukanya Mukanya said Mataure’s appointment comes…

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Telling the truth in Africa an offence: Mapfumo

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By Blessing Masakadza Chimurenga music maestro Thomas ‘Mukanya’ Mapfumo has urged local musicians to rise up and speak the truth to those in power so as to rescue the country from further collapse.The ‘Corruption’ hit-maker told the Daily News on Sunday this week that the country has been reduced to ashes because people fear questioning decisions made by those in government. Thomas Mapfumo, holding a copy of a July 1984 edition of a magazine featuring his cover story. (Picture by Jekesai Njikizana/AFP/Getty Images) Famed for his forthright songs like “Matsotsi”…

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Mukanya remembers Tuku. . . to perform at memorial concert at Pakare Paye

Mukanya remembers Tuku. . . to perform at memorial concert at Pakare Paye 3

By Blessing Masakadza Chimurenga music icon Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo will for the first time perform at Oliver ‘‘Tuku’’ Mtukudzi’s Pakare Paye Arts Centre in Norton on Saturday in memory of the fallen national hero. Legendary chimurenga musician Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo (right) shares a lighter moment with Dr Oliver Mutukudzi addresses the media at a presser in Harare.- Picture by Tariro Kamangira Mukanya will share the stage with musician Progress Chipfumo. The arts hub, situated about 45 kilometres along Harare – Bulawayo highway, opened its grand doors to the public in…

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Mukanya speaks his mind

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By Blessing Masakadza Veteran Chimurenga musician Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo, pictured, is a man of straight talk and his sharp tongue has created buzz around his persona. Chimurenga music exponent Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo Mukanya has always made his feelings known. His songs, described as protest music, is blunt: It speaks back to authorities and keeps checks and balances on society ills. Related Articles His popular songs like Corruption, Mamvemve and Matsotsi are testimony to his openness when dealing with issues. He is never too shy to express in song what he…

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Sulu to share stage with Mukanya

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On Feb 11, 2019 14,667 2 By Blessing Masakadza Dendera musician Suluman Chimbetu has been afforded an opportunity to share the stage with veteran chimurenga muso Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo. Dendera maestro Suluman Chimbetu The two musicians will perform together at a Valentine’s concert slated for Club Las Vegas on Friday which will be a farewell gig for the veteran musician. Mukanya has been in the country since December and has been staging shows around the country during his Peace Tour, during which he has been carrying upcoming musicians on board…

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Mukanya promises fireworks

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Last updated Dec 7, 2018 18,787 0 By Munyaradzi Musiiwa Chimurenga music guru Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo, who is in the country for a series of shows, has promised his fans top-notch performances. He returns after a long hiatus from local shows. He will perform in Gweru, Bulawayo, Harare, Masvingo, Victoria Falls, Mutare and Kariba. Related Articles Mapfumo is billed to start his peace tour with a show in Gweru at the Golf Club tonight. He returns to the City of Progress after 14 years. Mukanya said the tour sought to…

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Mukanya, Gweru rekindle romance after 14 years

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By Munyaradzi Musiiwa Anxiety has gripped Gweru as Chimurenga music lovers are anticipating the return of legendary Thomas “ Mukanya” Mapfumo to the city after a 14-year absence. Thomas Mapfumo (performing in Zimbabwe Picture by Gem Nation News) Gweru will be Mapfumo’s first port of call when he returns for a nationwide tour next month. Mapfumo is scheduled to perform at the Gold Club in Gweru on December 7. Related Articles This will be his first show in Gweru in over a decade after having last performed here in 2004…

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