Hallelujah! It’s the Chicken Run Band

One of Zimbabwe’s musical giants is Thomas Mapfumo, known as “The Lion of Zimabwe.” Mapfumo came to musical prominence as part of Hallelujah Chicken Run Band  which formed in the darkest days of Rhodesian colonialism when the Mangura Copper Mine hired musicians including Mapfumo, some of whom worked as chicken-tenders, to entertain its weary miners. Watch Mapfumo perform “Moyo Wangu.”  Listen to the Chicken Run Band’s “Ndiringe” and “Ndiyani Angandiudze” on YouTube. Hear a public radio feature on the Chicken Run Band.