-Sep 9, 2015
Thomas Mapfumo, called ‘The Lion of Zimbabwe’ and his band The Blacks Unlimited play the ‘Chimurenga’ music of struggle and resistance for which he is famous world-wide at a late-evening concert co-produced by Carnegie Hall and World Music Institute at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York, New York, October 20, 2012. (Photo by Jack Vartoogian/Getty Images)
NELSONVILLE, Ohio- On Wednesday, September 9th at 7:00pm, Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville, Ohio hosts legendary Zimbabwean musician Thomas Mapfumo for an evening of music. Mapfumo is known for his mbira infused music that echoes the struggles of the people of Zimbabwe. He has performed his own Chimurengamusic around the world since the 1970’s, forming his group Blacks Unlimited in 1978 and continuing a storied career through over four decades. This show is presented with Arts For Ohio, Ohio University African Studies, Ohio University Multicultural Programs, OU Black Student Cultural Programming Board, and OU Performing Arts & Concert Series. A limited number of FREE tickets are available for Ohio University students, call (740) 753-1924 to reserve yours. Tickets are on sale now at (740) 753-1924 or online at www.stuartsoperahouse.org.
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