I have always loved listening to different types of music, and was lucky to be in Zimbabwe during a time when there was a vibrant live music scene. I went to see several local acts and from other African countries. Here are my favourite acts I have seen, and my favourite African songs. They relate mostly to my time in Zimbzbwe & Botswana.
The top African acts I have seen:
The Real Sounds of Africa, the Four Brothers, Kanda Bongo Man, Stella Chiweshe, Jonah Moyo, Bhundu Boys, The Runn Family, Black Umfolosi, Robson Banda & the Black Eagles, Biggie Tembo & the Ocean City Band, and the recently late Oliver Mtukudzi (RIP)
Favourite African songs
RUDO IMOTO – the Four Brothers
OMBA – the Real Sounds of Africa
CHIGWINDIRI – Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited
SANA – Kanda Bongo Man
LILIZELA M’LILIZELA – Mahlatini & the Mahotella Queens
TOGETHER AS ONE – Lucky Dube
SHOSHOLOZA – Ladysmith Black Mambazo (1995 Rugby World Cup version)
NERIA – Oliver Mtukudzi
CHINOYI – Bhundu Boys
CHITEKETE – Leonard Dembo
There are many others but I cant remember all of them! The main act I never got to see was Thomas Mapfumo.
Trt youtube to have a listen…