Saturday, March 21, 2009

Lost and Found

Staying with the Zimbabwe theme I'm reloading the Flavian Nyathi LP one more time. Absolutely brilliant LP from a high point in Zimbabwean pop. Highly recommended and relatively unknown outside Zimbabwe. Last copy I saw passed hands at £125.

Here's my original write up:
"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 Mtukudzi. 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."

Flavian Nyathi and the Blues Revolution - Ropa Re Zimbabwe (Gallo Records, Disc. KK 13, 1980)
Mwana Takamushaya
Ve Soweto
Ndikakunga Maivangu
Ropa ReZimbabwe
Pfumo Demo
Baba Namai
Hakuna Nyika Isna Rinda


gd said...

thanks, keep it comin!!!

alan said...

Absolutely stunning record. Have been listening to it on repeat all day.
You are an absolute star. thank you so much.