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Thomas Mapfumo

Thomas Mapfumo artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Studio Sessions

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June 9, 2009 The exiled political activist performs music rooted in the Shona tradition in a session from KEXP.

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Africa 300

July 23, 2009 These five songs, from the repertoire of Afropop legends, will work within any summer party mix.

News

Thomas Mapfumo wrote one of the most famous revolutionary songs, "Hokoyo."

August 17, 2012 This isn't the first time singing anti-establishment songs has had consequences.

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July 12, 2005 Musicians Thomas Mapfumo and Oliver Mtukudzi deal with political upheaval in different ways.

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Rodrigo y Gabriela

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Bon Iver

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Charles Mingus

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Emerson String Quartet

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

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Wye Oak

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M.I.A.

Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.

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Arcade Fire

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Nhava (Heads Up)

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  • Album: Nhava (Heads Up)
  • Artist: Oliver Mtukudzi
  • Label: Heads Up
  • Released: 2005
 

Long Walk

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  • Album: Long Walk
  • Artist: Thomas Mapfumo
  • Label: High Times
  • Released: 2007