The USA Based Legendary Chimurenga Music Icon Thomas "Mukanya" Mapfumo and The Blacks Unlimited Band will perform live in concert at the Sejong Multicultural Centre; 2503 Elwood Drive SW. Dr. Edmonton AB.
Thomas Mapfumo will perform at the Big Bira with a full "eight member" Blacks unlimited Band plus a few local opening acts.
Affectionately known at home (Zimbabwe) as “Mukanya” (“Baboon”) and to the rest of the world as the “Lion of Zimbabwe’, Thomas Mapfumo has been a witness and participant of the history in his native country, Zimbabwe. From the bloody years of the country’s liberation war in the 1970’s, right through the present economic and political cries, Mapfumo has used his revolutionary, spiritually charged music to decry injustice and highlight the historical and cultural issues that underlie the news headlines. Mapfumo is a musical visionary, fearless social critic, and certainly one of the greatest African bandleaders of the past century.