Thomas Mapfumo's Recent Concerts and Recordings

Al Green [anonym@anonymousweb.com], Anonymous Web Productions

Thomas Mapfumo's Live at El Rey

[received: August 1999. GPL]

aNOnym reCOrds will be releasing another new CD by Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited, Live at El Rey, October 5, 1999. Recorded in Albuquerque NM, in July, 1995, for Thomas' 50th birthday, brothers Ngoni and Bezil Makombe provide the interwoven mbira rhythms, while veteran drummer and bassist team Sam Mukanga and Allan Mwale lay down the groove. Incredible synergy in the magical realm of Chimurenga music. Stripped down and powerful. Thomas has consistently drawn his fans to venues all over the world for years on end, and has enjoyed a resurgence in recent years in his appeal to young listeners. His appearances at WOMAD USA, the Edmondton Folk Festival, Celebrate Brooklyn, the Fingerlakes Grass Roots Festival, and many other venues were marked by huge crowds dancing and weaving to the music.

We expect this remarkable CD to take that trend even higher. Thomas' commitment to speaking his mind on the political and sociological aspects of life in Zimbabwe adds a whole other dimension to his music. Listen carefully, and you will hear...

Thomas Mapfumo's Chimurenga '98

[received: December 1998. GPL]

My record label, aNOnym reCOrds, has released the new Thomas Mapfumo CD, Chimurenga '98, and we are seeking tour work in June, July, and August '99.

Thomas has consistently drawn his fans to venues all over the world for years on end, and has enjoyed a resurgence this year in his appeal to young listeners. His appearances at WOMAD USA and the Edmondton Folk Festival proved this, where huge crowds gathered for each of his performances. We expect this remarkable CD to take that trend even higher. Thomas' commitment to speaking his mind on the political and sociological aspects of life in Zimbabwe adds a whole other dimension to his music.

Please check out our website, which offers samples of his music.


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