Thursday, 15 August 2013

Black-I-Ts - Madweadziva (LP 1991)


I can find no information about this obscure Zimbabwean group whatsoever, or this album released in 1991 on the RTP label (RTP 22.)

I purchased this record recently from Henry's in Burton-upon-Trent, quite possibly the last of the great second hand record shops still standing. Turns out the owner is a mate of one Andy Kershaw (he can be seen pictured on page 120 of Kershaw's book, No Off Switch) and recently bought his entire 4000+ vinyl collection, of which the above album is/was a part.


Mabweadziva
Dohwaka Iwe
Shumba
Zvito Zvako
Karinga Wangu
Zinjarinjari
Chigwamba
Chidwakwa






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  3. Thanks for sharing this ... one of the most sought after, hard to find gems from that era.

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    1. I wish I could find out more about them, or if they released any other albums.

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  4. This link sheds more information on the lead singer, Pio Farai Macheka. Rather sad reading
    http://intimatemomentswithzimmusicians.blogspot.com/2011/10/farai-pio-macheka-impressed-me-as.html

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    1. Thank you for the link, Richie. Very sad end indeed.

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  5. May you kindly share the album..i'm from Zimbabwe and that album is no longer in stock. Willing to pay for it

    Thanks

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    1. Hi,

      Click where it says tracklist and you can then download the files. Just checked the link and it's working ok.

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