Various Artists

Zimbabwe Frontline

  • AllMusic Rating
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

AllMusic Review by

Thomas Mapfumo, the pioneer of Zimbabwean electic mbira (kalimba) music, is the most recognizable name among those included on this compilation of native chimurenga ("liberation") songs. Though played largely on electric guitars, the riffs recall the mbira, and the songs are augmented by traditional instruments like the marimba and rattles.

blue highlight denotes track pick