Bhundu Boys

~ Group


The Bhundu Boys sing in Shona, according to (amongst others) The Leopard Man's African Music Guide

Annotation last modified on 2009-09-10 14:20 UTC.


The Bhundu Boys were a Zimbabwean band that played a mixture of chimurenga music with American rock and roll, disco, country, and pop influences. Their style became known as jit, and is quite popular across Africa, with some international success, and has influenced later groups like Nehoreka and Mokoomba. British world music DJ Andy Kershaw said that at the height of their powers they were "...the single most natural, effortless, catchy pop band I've ever heard"; the BBC'sJohn Peel famously broke down in tears the first time he saw the band perform live.

The name came from bhundu (meaning "Bush" or "jungle"), in reference to the young boys who used to aid the nationalist guerrilla fighters in the 1970s war against the white minority government of what was then Rhodesia. Lead singer Biggie Tembo (Biggie Rodwell Tembo Marasha) was a Bhundu boy.

Continue reading at Wikipedia... Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license



Year Title RatingReleases
1983 The Bhundu Boys 1
1986 Shabini 3 2
1987 True Jit 3
1987 Tsvimbodzemoto 1
1989 Pamberi ! 1
1993 Friends on the Road 1
Muchiyedza (Out of the Dark) 1
The Shed Sessions 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2001 The Shed Sessions 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
Absolute Jit 1

Showing official release groups by this artist. Show all release groups instead, or show various artists release groups.