Kudada Nekuva Munhu Mutema

by Chimurenga Renaissance

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Kudada Nekuva Munhu Mutema means “Proud to be Afrikan” in Zimbabwe’s native language of Shona, and is the title of the new Chimurenga Renaissance EP. This body of work is the result of collaboration with Jacob Mafuleni & Tonderai Ndava of the Mbira group based in Zimbabwe - Mbira DzeMuninga.

It’s the culmination of traditional, sacred, spiritual Mbira music adjoining with revolutionary, soul influenced, and genre defusing hip-hop. Both groups juxtaposed in the vision to delve into their spiritual music connection handed down to them through their ancestors.

It’s both the future & the past; birthing the now untampered by any ideology, free of fear. It is six million terabytes trying to clench timeless tradition until it blasts it to the Ceder Riverside projects while interpreting codes & algorithms transformed from robots to sonic translators creating a positive feeling of happiness & freedom.


released February 3, 2015

1 Proud to be Afrikan written by Tendai Baba Maraire

2 HomieZ written by Tendai Baba Maraire

3 Party feat. Clyde Robinson written by Tendai Baba Maraire, Demitrious Maraire

4 Life in the Ghetto written by Tendai Baba Maraire

5 Crazy written by Tendai Baba Maraire, Hussein Kalonji

6 Imi vechidiki Zivai written by Tendai Baba Maraire

7 Bloggers vs. Journalists written by Tendai Baba Maraire

All songs produced by Chimurenga Renaissance
Recorded & Mixed at Black Space Studios with Erik Blood
Mastered by Adam Straney at Breakpoint Mastering
Grafik Design by Mwalimu Saki Mafundikwa
Grafiks from “Afrikan Alphabets” by Saki Mafundikwa
Front cover photo by Jim C. Faris
Inside sleeve photo by Saki Mafundikwa



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Chimurenga Renaissance Seattle, Washington

Under the waters, we’re waiting with paws each larger than the head of a lion, rows of teeth, and jaws stronger than a Megaladon. Together, we are the black leviathan, panther of the deep.

Chimurenga Renaissance is Baba Maraire and Hussein Kalonji.

Mixed by Erik Blood, riZe vadZimu riZe also features Palaceer Lazaro, Mall Saint, M1 of Dead Prez, and THEESatisfaction. Discover it.
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