Lions Songs, Essential Tracks in the Making of Zimbabwe

by Thomas Mapfumo

Compiled by Banning Eyre

This album is the audio companion to the book Lion Songs: Thomas Mapfumo and the Music That Made Zimbabwe (Duke University Press) by Banning Eyre. These songs, recorded between 1973 and 2010, tell the story in unforgettable performances by the man and his extraordinary musicians, including rare and unreleased tracks. Mapfumo himself provides context in excerpts from  interviews with Eyre over a span of 30 years.