UCSD Guestbook: Thomas Mapfumo

4/11/2003; 88 minutes

Known as the "Conquering Lion of African Music," Thomas Mapfumo is Zimbabwe's premiere musician. A musical legend, Mapfumo is credited with introducing the electric mbira (finger piano) to world music. Mapfumo is also a political activist and intellectual, whose work, based on Shona traditions, crosses cultural, social and historical bounderies. Mapfumo now resides in Eugene, Oregon. (#7147)

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