Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited
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Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited

Harare, Zimbabwe | Established. Jan 01, 2017 | SELF

Harare, Zimbabwe | SELF
Established on Jan, 2017
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Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited is a band originally from Harare, Zimbabwe. Thomas Mapfumo was born and raised in Zimbabwe. His music grew popular during the colonization era as a strong source of freedom fighting. Thomas Mapfumo is celebrated as one of Zimbabwe's top pioneer musicians. His music is traditional Shona music infused with modern day instruments. It finds a common ground for instruments from opposite spectrums of music such as the electric guitar, as well as the traditional instrument, the mbira- creating a unique sound that most people would appreciate. Mapfumo's music is known as Chimurenga Music (music of the struggle). With his music continually singing about the struggles of Zimbabwean people throughout the years (even after independence), Thomas is known as the voice of the people, and The Lion Of Zimbabwe. 
Thomas and members of his band relocated to the United States in the early 2000s in exile and have lived there since then. Although away from home, the struggle continues, and so does the music.