Tag Archives: Thomas Mapfumo

‘The Flame Lily of Zim Music’

  It’s totally in character that three of the most acclaimed musicians from Zimbabwe − Thomas Mapfumo, Stella Chiweshe and Chiwoniso Maraire − play what could be defined as Chimurenga music. Mapfumo, the main exponent of the genre, is marooned in the United States, from where he watches the country of his birth with longing […]

Shangaan Electro Gets Released on Jialong: We Chat to Label Boss Dan Snaith

First Honest Jons went crazy for Shangaan Electro and know it’s boutique dance label Jialong’s turn. The  label run by Dan Snaith, the mastermind behind last year’s fantastic Daphni record and the band Caribou, has cottoned on to the Shangaan Electro Styling’s of South Africa’s Richard Mthetwa AKA Nozinja. Jialong recently released two tracks Heke Heke and […]