Producer Captain Planet remixes an old Zimbabwean Chimurenga classic by Thomas Mapfumo into a bustling modern rap beat.
<p>Producer <strong><a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/2012/08/03/captain-planet-bokazo-mp3-download/" target="_blank">Captain Planet</a></strong> reimagines Zimbabwean music legend <strong><a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/2011/07/19/nyc-thomas-mapfumo-the-blacks-unlimited-with-akoya-afrobeat-wed-720/" target="_blank">Thomas Mapfumo</a></strong> and his group<strong> The Blacks Unlimited</strong> into a modern rap beat flanked by undulating synths and heavy bass frequencies — a concoction the producer aptly calls "future-Chimurenga." "Chingata" features guitarist/vocalist <strong>ChigiyoMaster</strong>, the lead guitarist of Mapfumo's band, it's the first taste from a week-long session Captain Planet and Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited took part in last spring in Oregon. Stream and download this "future-Chimurenga" gem below.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F70251670" width="100%"></iframe></p>
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