This documentary, released in 1990, explores the traditions of mbira, its connection to the revolutionary struggle of the Second Chimurenga and transition to independence. With extensive footage from the era, the film features interviews and live performances by Thomas Mapfumo and Oliver Mtukudzi.
The Lion of Zimbabwe plays the Ashkenaz in Berkeley, California on June 15. Did I mention him on My To Hear Live List? Yes. Yes, I did.
In honor of Bi Kidude, join me in creating your own personal “to hear live” list focusing on elders who you haven’t heard in live before, before they pass from this life.