Chimurenga Music

Chimurenga Music (i.e. music for the people’s struggle) is timeless and adaptable music with deep-seated roots in the African culture and causes. It is promoted and served with a purpose by Chimurenga Music Company. As a unique genre, it entertains, informs, educates and raises awareness of the social issues of the day. It also keeps people conscious of the ordinary vagaries of life, prodding them to realize where they stand on the chronicles of history. While in the yesteryear Chimurenga music was an inspirational tool for protesting against colonial rule, today’s struggle has been dynamically re-branded to comport with emergent social challenges.

Discography

  • 1972: Thomas Mapfumo & Hallelujah Chicken Run Band (Ngoma Yarira, Murembo)
  • 1976: Thomas Mapfumo & Acid Band (Hokoyo)
  • 1980:  Chimurenga Singles
  • 1980:  Gwindingwi Rine Shumba
  • 1983: Ndangariro
  • 1983: Mabasa
  • 1985: Mr. Music
  • 1985: Chimurenga for Justice
  • 1985: Hupenyu wangu(All my life)/Pidigori/Hwahwa 12” single
  • 1987: Zimbabwe-Mozambique
  • 1988: Corruption(Varombo kuvarombo)
  • 1989: Corruption 12” single
  • 1989: Chamunorwa (What are we fighting for)
  • 1990: Game is over/South Africa 12” single
  • 1990: Shumba
  • 1990: Chimurenga Four Packs 45s
  • 1990: Chimurenga Masterpiece
  • 1991: Hondo
  • 1991: Live at SOB’s New York City set 1
  • 1991: Live at SOB’s New York City set 2
  • 1993: Vanhu vatema/Chimurenga International
  • 1994: Chimurenga Varieties
  • 1995: Sweet Chimurenga
  • 1995: The Singles collection 1977-1986
  • 1996: Afro Chimurenga
  • 1996: Roots Chimurenga
  • 1996: Chimurenga Forever
  • 1997: Chimurenga Movement
  • 1997: Chimurenga African Spirit Music
  • 1998: Chimurenga ‘98
  • 1999: Live at El Rey
  • 1999: Chimurenga Explosion
  • 1999: Dreams and Secrets (with Wadada Leo Smith)
  • 2000: Manhungetunge
  • 2000: 12 from 5 collection Vol 1
  • 2000: 12 from 5 collection Vol 2
  • 2001: Chimurenga Unlimited Hits Vol. 1
  • 2002: Collected, Classic Cuts & Rare Tracks
  • 2002: Chimurenga Unlimited Hits Vol.2
  • 2002: Chimurenga Rebel
  • 2002: Zvichapera
  • 2002: Chimurenga Rebel/Manhungetunge
  • 2003: Toi Toi
  • 2004: Chaputika
  • 2005: Rise Up
  • 2006: Tribute to Benny Miller
  • 2006: “Unplugged”
  • 2010: Exile
  • 2010: Live at Afrofest
  • 2013: Golden Classics
  • 2014: Music & Shabeen
  • 2015: Danger Zone
  • 2015: Lion Songs
  • 2016: Thomas Mapfumo Live @ The Sanctuary For Independent Media 10th Anniversary