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Thomas Mapfumo slams Zimdancehall

Thomas Mapfumo slams Zimdancehall

Mukanya is of the view that Zimbabwean musicians should sing “the Zimbabwean way” rather than adopting a Jamaican genre as has allegedly been done by Zimdancehall artists.

Zimbabwean music legend Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo believes Zimdancehall, a genre he has previously called bubblegum, is destroying local cultures. He said:

Thinking about where you are coming from is very important. If people hear that you are Zimbabwean, they will expect you to sing the Zimbabwean way.

That’s cultural exchange. We were accepted in America we brought our own music. All the big names in Africa, Salif Keita, Kela Kuti, Franco of Congo did not succeed from playing other countries’ music

Actually these kids, they are destroying our culture because Zimdancehall doesn’t belong to Zimbabwe; that’s a Jamaican style of music. Why should we adopt the Jamaican culture? We are Zimbabweans. We got our own music. We promote our own culture rather than promoting Jamaican culture.

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Source | Pindula News


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