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Chicago, IL: LION SONGS DOUBLE HEADER! Book signing and concert by Thomas Mapfumo & Blacks Unlimited

  • Sulzer Public Library 4455 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago IL 60625 (map)

HotHouse presents Banning Eyre, Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited.

Book signing and concert anchor day-long salute to the music that made Zimbabwe.

HotHouse has organized a day of events celebrating the recently released biography LION SONGS: THOMAS MAPFUMO AND THE MUSIC THAT MADE ZIMBABWE.

Banning Eyre, biographer, musician and producer of the nationally syndicated radio show Afropop Worldwide, reads from his book at the Sulzer Library on Sat., Sept. 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. Following the reading, later that evening, HotHouse will present Thomas Mapfumo and his band the Blacks Unlimited in concert at the famous blues club, Rosa’s Lounge. The concert will culminate in an impromptu performance with Mapfumo and his band “jamming” with local blues artists.

The two events promise to be a remarkable occasion honoring international civil rights and cultural work.

Both Thomas Mapfumo and Banning Eyre are available for advance interviews.


Sat., Sept, 12, 2015

Book Signing and Reading LION SONGS: THOMAS MAPFUMO AND THE MUSIC THAT MADE ZIMBABWE with the author Banning Eyre

Sulzer Public Library, 4455 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago IL 60625

1- 3pm. Free admission. Signed copies of the book available for purchase


Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited with special guests

Rosa’s Lounge, 3420 W. Armitage Chicago, Il. 60647

Doors open 7 p.m. Two Shows: 8 and 10:30pm (house cleared between shows) Tickets $20 General Admission, $30 seated and $35 for both shows