Thursday, July 7, 2011

John Chibadura & The Tembo Brothers - Rugare (1988)

Continuing to explore the trove of records I picked up in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, in 1991, here is a solid album from John Chibadura & The Tembo Brothers. This band was the most successful proponent of sunguru music, a cross between rhumba and jit jive that likewise relies on blisteringly fast, intertwined guitars. Chibadura was an excellent guitarist and charismatic performer who sang of working class situations and issues. He released dozens of hit albums before his death in 1999 at the age of 42.


Apurva Bahadur said...

Thank you for sharing. Apurva from Pune, India.

Anonymous said...

Chibadura rules!

Thanx for this

Mike, Slovenia

swamielmo said...

this is a great one. thank you...

Rhythm Connection said...

Thanks, everyone. More zim to come!

Anonymous said...

Your kindness knows no bounds - here's me up all night to search your site for this and more goodies, so I must return the gift with thanks:

John Chibadura and the Tembo Brothers

Side A
Ambuya Vangu
Shanje Dzepabarika
Am,Ai Vagivemore

Side B
Basa Igoride
Sango Rinopa Waneta
Ambuya Ndirereiwo
Muvakidzani Wangu

Cassette tape from the great:

Thank'ee kindly, Sir! Cheers, Dave Sez.