Saturday, October 20, 2007
Lost Zimbabwean Classic
The first two Zimbabwean LPs I heard and subsequently taped from a friend (as you did back in those days of the C90) were Thomas Mapfumo's Gwindingwe Rine Shumba and Flavian Nyathi's Ropa Re Zimbabwe. Thomas Mapfumo you should know along with other Zimbabweans such as Oliver Mtunkudzi. But how many of you have heard of Flavian Nyathi? No background information, just a classic LP full of revolutionary sentiment for better times. Have a listen and let me know if you agree on its status.
P.S. If you look carefully you can see a Josh & Kathy's Soundland sticker, the Harare record bar frequented by many looking for exciting Zimbabwean pop.
UPDATE (21 OCT): The tracklist and download now have the correct 10 tracks!
Flavian Nyathi and the Blues Revolution - Ropa Re Zimbabwe (Gallo Records, Disc. KK 13, 1980)
Hakuna Nyika Isna Rinda
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