Will Chimurenga Guru Head Back to Zimbabwe?

Self-exiled Chimurenga music guru Thomas Mapfumo left the country in 2001 for America after alleging political persecution by the government.

  • Zimbabwe:   I Have Let Zim Down - Mukanya

    Zimbabwe Standard, 3 January 2016

    Exiled Zimbabwean music legend Thomas "Mukanya" Mapfumo has admitted that he has let down the people of Zimbabwe by his continued failure to perform on home soil since his last… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   I Miss Home and Am Planning to Return, Says Mukanya

    New Zimbabwe, 3 January 2016

    Exiled Chimurenga maestro Thomas Tafirenyika 'Mukanya' Mapfumo says he misses home and is negotiating with the authorities and local promoters so that he visits the country and… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Is Mukanya Coming This Year?

    The Herald, 1 May 2014

    When Thomas "Mukanya" Mapfumo performed in Musina, South Africa, last Sunday he was obviously expecting people to cross the border from Zimbabwe for the show. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Mukanya Wishes to Return Home

    The Herald, 7 April 2014

    Dr Thomas Mapfumo, who is readying for his "home away from home" tour down in South Africa, says he is happy to be performing before familiar faces.He, however, admitted that he… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Mukanya Opens Up

    The Herald, 19 March 2013

    CHIMURENGA musician Thomas Mapfumo says he has written so many songs that they may continue to be recorded long after his death. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Mapfumo Says Zimbabweans Should Vote Yes If New Constitution Is Good

    SW Radio, 15 March 2013

    Chimurenga music star Thomas Mapfumo has said if the new constitution is good for the people then Zimbabweans 'should just go for it' at the referendum on Saturday. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Mapfumo's Homecoming Set for July

    The Herald, 15 March 2013

    Chimurenga guru Dr Thomas Tafirenyika Mapfumo says he will be coming to Zimbabwe around July to hold several shows for his legion of fans, after an eight-year absence. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Thomas Mapfumo's Return Imminent

    The Herald, 27 November 2012

    Self-exiled Chimurenga music icon Thomas Mapfumo is expected in Zimbabwe before the end of the year, as Government leaders move in to secure his return from the United States,… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Thomas Mapfumo Headed for Home

    The Herald, 7 August 2012

    A hero's welcome awaits Dr Thomas Mapfumo when he comes home for his first gig after an eight-year absence from the local scene. The gig, which is scheduled for this September,… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Thomas Mapfumo - a Rebel Who Has Lost the Cause

    The Herald, 2 August 2012

    The crowd reverberates into a frenzy of madness as a ghostly figure moves on stage in a staggering gait, simultaneously unleashing his asymmetrical, ropy dreadlocks from underneath… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Will Thomas Mapfumo Come Back?

    The Herald, 18 October 2011

    For the past two years rumours about Dr Thomas Mapfumo's homecoming have been widespread. Latest rumours are that Zimbabwean Chimurenga musician Thomas Mukanya Mapfumo is expected… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Mukanya Was Unfair to Criticise Winky D

    Zimbabwe Standard, 2 July 2011

    The astonishing attack on dancehall sensation Winky D  by Thomas Mapfumo that "only Winky D's friends and relatives will buy that kind of music and he must be original to… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Mukanya, Tuku in Surprise Act

    The Herald, 7 June 2011

    United States-Based legendary Chimurenga music maestro Thomas "Mukanya" Mapfumo made a surprise appearance at Johannesburg's Carnival City on Saturday night where Oliver Mtukudzi… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Mukanya Arrives for Easter Shows

    The Herald, 1 April 2010

    CELEBRATED Chimurenga music legend, Dr Thomas Tafirenyika Mapfumo, sneaked into Harare last night aboard a South African Airways flight. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Mukanya Revisits Chimurenga Classics

    The Herald, 2 May 2009

    ACCLAIMED Chimurenga musician Thomas "Mukanya" Mapfumo will release his first ever DVD this coming week as part of an ambitious programme of repackaging his work, in the archives… Read more »

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