Pindula:Weekly featured article/March 2015, Week 12
Thomas Mapfumo is one of the most celebrated and iconic musicians in Zimbabwe. With a
career spanning over four decades, Mapfumo has over the years assumed legendary status with a fan base extending far beyond the country's borders
Mapfumo's sound and lyrical content are unique, the majority of his songs center on social and political commentary addressing topical issues such as corruption, the dangers associated with political activity and the deterioration of living standards in post colonial Zimbabwe.
Even with his long absence from Zimbabwe, Mapfumo still commands a large following locally as witnessed by the sold out shows that he has held in neighbouring South Africa alongside other local music greats such as Oliver Mtukudzi.
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