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CBC World Music continue their weekly series with an interview with Thomas Maptumo, Zimbabwe’s greatest living musician, in a minor key. 

“Depending on the source, Thomas Mapfumo is either a folk hero making music for the people of his beloved Zimbabwe or a coward who criticizes from afar. However, there’s no disputing the power of his Chimurenga music. It’s a phrase Mapfumo coined from the Shona word “struggle,” and speaks to the challenges of the poorest Zimbabweans under the repressive brutality of their president, Robert Mugabe, in power since 1987.”

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Published 14th Dec 2012, 5:22pm »
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