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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