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THOMAS MAPFUMO 
"Hondo" 
Cat# ZIM-1 
7 Songs 
51 Minutes 

This 1993 release has two extra tracks and is the band's first new material released since "Chamunorwa" in 1991. The album has earned much critical acclaim, including Option Magazine's "Fast 15" and Beat Magazine's Best of '93. 

1.  HONDO
2.  MAITI KURIMA HAMUBVIRE
3.  BUKA TIENDE
4.  MAGARIRO
5.  CHAKO NDECHAKO
6.  VANHU VEKWEDU
7.  MUKONDOMBERA

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THOMAS MAPFUMO 
"Vanhu Vatema" 
Cat# Zim-2
10 Songs 
53 Minutes 

"Vanhu Vatema...is a pure, unsullied album...kinetic, pulsing, thoroughly modern African dance music."-CMJ New Music Report. This 1994 release is Thomas's latest release and the last recorded with the late Ephraim Karimaura, guitarist. 

1.  HANZVADZI
2.  NDAKURA
3.  CHIPO CHANGU
4.  AMAI veMWANA
5.  NDOZVAMAIDA
6.  NDINOFARIRA ZIMBABWE
7.  ZVENYIKA
8.  NDINOTENDA
9.  DANDE
10. VANHU VATEMA
 

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VIBRANT ZIMBABWE 
Cat# Zim-3
6 Bands 
13 Songs 
72 Minutes 

An exciting showcase of young artists from Zimbabwe's emerging pop generation. Chimurenga, Jit, Zimbabwe Rumba, and soul-searing African Reggae--these are the sounds of the new Zimbabwe-solid, swinging, and aimed straight to the heart. 

1.  JOHN POUNDS  "SARA ZVAKO"
2.  SHANGARA JIVE  "IMBA MUKADZI"
3.  EPHRAIM JOE  "SHAMWARI YANGU"
4.  TRADITIONAL MADNESS "VARIMUDANDE"
5.  RAIN  "ZEVE ZEVE"
6.  MAN SOUL JAH  "WAR, AIDS $ESAP"
7.  JOHN POUNDS  "WAKANDI MOLA"
8.  EPHRAIM JOE  "KUNDIDA KWAKE"
9.  JOHN POUNDS  "TISIYEI SO"
10. SHANGARA JIVE  "WANDAKA SARUDZA"
11. RAIN  "KWENZENJANI"
12. MAN SOUL JAH  "FREEDOM FIGHTER"
13. TRADITIONAL MADNESS "NHAMO"
 
 

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JONAH SITHOLE 
"Sabhaku" 
Cat # Zim-4
10 Songs 
70 Minutes

Jonah Sithole ranks among the top guitarists in Zimbabwe. This CD- Jonah's first solo release outside of Zimbabwe- contains tracks from Jonah's 1992 and 1993 albums with his band Deep Horizon. 

1.  CHENIERERA UPENYU
2.  KANA NDAGUTA
3.  NGAINAYE
4.  VAKOMANA VEHONDO
5.  KUSASANA
6.  SABHUKU
7.  CHAKAFUKIDZA DZIMBA
8.  MANGACHENA
9.  ERENIYA
10. UCHAZVIREGA
 

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ROBSON BANDA 
"Greatest Hits, Vol. 1" 
Cat # Zim-5
13 Songs 
69 Minutes 

Singer Robson Banda has championed the roots pop music of Zimbabwe for over twenty years.  This is the first complete primer on this Southern African star and offers a stellar selction of spiritually charged roots pop and lively guitar-driven dance numbers. 

1.  NGOMA NGAIRIRE
2.  KASHIRI KAMAMBO
3.  KUPFUMA HARUNA NHARO
4.  KURANGA MWANA
5.  DZINOMWA MUNA SAVE
6.  FARIRAI MWANA AUYA
7.  MYIMBO YAKWATU
8.  MASVINGO NETARA
9.  CHINGAMIDZA
10. KAFIRA MBERI
11. DZIVA RENJUZU
12. SOWETO
13. MOYO WNAGU
 

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JAMES CHIMOMBE 
"Best of" 
Cat# ZIM-6 
13 Songs 
71 Minutes 

In Zimbabwe, the clear, reedy voice of James Chimombe remains as one of the cherished sounds of the country's modern musical era. A guitarist, composer, and singer, Chimombe wrote and performed popular radio hits from the mid-70's until his tragic death in 1990. During those years, Chimombe played a hey role in Zimbabwe's appropriation of pop styles from Zaire, Kenya, South Africa, and the United States. Zairean rumba, township mbaqanga, and Country and Western music all influenced Chimombe's work, and yet, every track he recorded sounds unmistakably Zimbabwean. This is the first compilation of his work to reach Europe and the United States. 

1.  MUKWASHA
2.  MUCHITI MUGERE
3.  ZVAITIKA
4.  SIYA WAWONSKA
5.  JEMEDZA
6.  ZVIWUYA ZVIRIMBERI
7.  KUDAKWASHE
8.  CHAWANA MUMWE
9.  CECILIA
10. ZVAKAOMA
11. BINDURA
12. MANAKANDAFA
13. MASUTU
 

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Cat# ZIM-7 
16 Songs 
74 Minutes 
The "LION OF ZIMBABWE. The "KING OF CHIMURENGA." The "CHIMURENGA GURU." The one and only Thomas Mapfumo in his prime with 16 singles released in Zimbabwe between 1977-1986. 

1.  PIDIGORI
2.  NGOMA YEKWEDU
3.  PEMBERAI
4.  NYAMUTAMBA NEMOMBE
5.  ZEVE ZEVE
6.  PACHINYAKARE
7.  TAIREVA
8.  HARUNA
9.  TOMBI WACHENA
10. KUYAURA
11. MADHEBHURA
12. RUVA RANGU
13. DANGURANGU
14. MADIRO
15. TONGOSIENDA
16. MAKANDIWA

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MARIMBA AVA MUREWA 
"Mazuva Ano" 
Cat# ZIM-8 
10 songs 
58 Minutes 

All of the songs on this recording are based upon and inspired by the ancient songs of the Mbira Dzavadzimu, a sacred instrument of the Shona people of Zimbabwe. The music was arranged and composed for the all acoustic Mariba Orchestra by combining the melodic structure of the ancient Mbira songs with central and west African rhythmical elements. To this foundation were added original lyrics, melodies, and western harmonies to set the spirit soaring while the body is submersed in the dancable beat. 

1.  KUMAFARO
2.  SOUL FAMINE
3.  DZOKA KUMBA
4.  NDOTAMBA NANI
5.  WANDIRASA
6.  VANA VE ZIMBABWE
7.  MAZUVA ANO
8.  KUSIANA GANDA
9.  ELDERS
10. DZOKA KUMBA (GUITAR)
 


        PATIENCE MUDEKA 
        "Tafadzwa" 
        Cat# ZIM-9 
        9 Songs 
        65 Minutes 
 

This is PATIENCE MUDEKA's debut solo recording. She is a long time member of the IDWALA ELIKHULU THEATRE AND DANCE TROUPE  in her native Zimbabwe as well as a former member of the BLACKS UNLIMITED (THOMAS MAPFUMO's backing band. Six of these songs were recorded in Zimbabwe with an all-star band including members of the BLACKS UNLIMITED and EPHAT MUJURU's band- SPIRIT OF THE PEOPLE. Ephat guests on two tracks. Plus: 3 bonus tracks recorded with Patience's U.S. band- RUFARO MBIRA BAND>

1. MAKUWERERE
2.  NYAKUNATSA
3.  AMAI
4.  TINGABUDIRIRE SEI
5.  ROVA NGOMA
6.  MATEMA GORE
7.  TAIREVA
8.  BANGIZA
9.  KWEDU KUMUSHA
 
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