Music Guru Mukanya Heads to Zimbabwe After Decade in Exile

Self-exiled Chimurenga music legend Thomas Mapfumo went into exile in the U.S. after criticizing Robert Mugabe's authoritarian regime. According to his spokesman Blessing Vava, Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited will be performing in Zimbabwe on the 28th of April 2018 in Harare.



  • Zimbabwe:   Spears Out for Mapfumo Show

    The Herald, 17 March 2018

    It was always known that second to the second coming of Christ, the most anticipated event in Zimbabwe is the Thomas Mapfumo welcome back Bira. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Music Guru Mukanya Euphoria Grips Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwe Standard, 4 March 2018

    As preparations for Chimurenga music guru Thomas Mapfumo's Welcome back Big Bira concert take shape, there has been rising interest over how his first stage appearance in years… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Documentary On Musician Mukanya's Return On Cards

    The Herald, 28 February 2018

    Founder of Mufakose Film Society, Stella January is making a feature documentary on the much anticipated historic return of Thomas "Mukanya" Mapfumo to Zimbabwe. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Welcome Home, Mukanya

    Zimbabwe Standard, 18 February 2018

    "Music has been my life. It knows no colour, racial or religious boundaries. As long as it touches your soul, you will flow with it. I hope that all who hear my music will become… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Mukanya - Return of the Lion of Africa

    Zimbabwe Independent, 16 February 2018

    Of course, the news of Thomas "Mukanya" Mapfumo to Zimbabwe has generated such a buzz my media colleagues Tuso and Kamangeni have vowed to drive all the way to Harare to attend the… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Mukanya Says to Perform in Harare On April 28

    New Zimbabwe, 23 January 2018

    One of Zimbabwe's most famous musicians who fled at the height of political repression says he is returning home after a change in government. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Is Self-Exiled Singer Mukanya Heading to Zimbabwe?

    Zimbabwe Standard, 21 January 2018

    Chimurenga music legend Thomas Mapfumo's company Chimurenga Music Company has confirmed that the musician, popularly known as Mukanya, was heading to Zimbabwe in April. Read more »

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Zimbabwean star Thomas Mapfumo

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