Simon Chimbetu ( 23 September 1955 – 14 August 2005)
was a Zimbabwean guitarist, vocalist and composer. He
was the founding member of his band Orchestra Dendera
KIngs. He was known by many stage names, including ‘Chopper’,
‘Mr. Visco… read more..
John Chibadura, Kurera 1985
01 – Pane asipo
02 – Sawara
03 – Hapana chandatadza
04 – Simba nederere
05 – African girl
06 – Vana vaye
Take a look at this page.
Sungura from Zimbabwe is a style we haven’t seen much yet.
If you liked the Simon Chimbetu album, better try this one too.
Jivin’ east African sound, impossible to remain seated material.
..makes me happy to bring you, cheers..
2 Mwana asina tsika
3 Kufa hakuna memba
4 Mwana wangu
5 Maggie mukadzi wangu
6 Nhamo ine nharo
8 Nhamo yatakawona
9 Hupenyu hwangu
If you collect worldmusic it is like exploring unknown terrain all
the time. One is learning new names and forms and remains
a student forever. I first learned about chimurenga through the
music of Thomas Mapfumo and fell for it straight away. Then slowly
I started to discover artists like Four Brothers or Oliver Mtukudzi
and Jonah Moyo. Only recently I learned about Simon Chibetu & his
Orchestra Dendera Kings. When I visited Gent in Belgium last week,
I found this LP and some other interesting Zimbabwean music to be
posted soon. To be honest I have not found the difference between
the Zimbabwean styles yet. There’s chimurenga, jit and mbira. The
music of Simon Chimbetu, being Congolese, is also called party rumba
or Zim Rhumba. What coincidence to find my collegue posting this
same time. I guess it was meant to be, enjoy.
3 Musoro wachena
4 Pakati pegungwa
5 One way
6 Bvuma mukwasha