Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited
Thursday, February 25, 2010 | 8:00 pm
The Lion of Zimbabwe was a second-class subject of the British Empire when he began routing traditional Shona music through Otis Redding and the ‘Stones, making razor-sharp pop about rural uprising. With his post-independence band, the one-time cattle herd and fiercely committed artist appears here in an intimate BYOB show at the Coffeehouse; they support dancer Nora Chipaumire on 2/26 – 2/27.
“A musical pioneer with a rebel’s courage.”
—New York Times