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ARTIST
TITLE
Hokoyo!
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
WATER 236CD WATER 236CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/13/2009

"Zimbabwean legend Thomas Mapfumo's first full length album Hokoyo! was released at the height of the Rhodesian War in 1976. Hokoyo! is his only LP to feature the Acid Band and is the first full length release of the Mapfumo coined musical genre, chimurenga, a Shona word meaning 'struggle.' Chimurenga is exemplified by lyrics of struggle and revolution and a guitar style based on transcribing the sounds of the traditional Shona instrument, the mbira, to the electric guitar. Crucial and historical and revolutionary, and you can dance to it. Available on CD in the U.S. for the first time ever."