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New Tutenkhamen - I Wish You Were Mine - LP

New Tutenkhamen - I Wish You Were Mine - LP

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One of the greatest enigmas of the music scene in mid- to late-1970s Harare was the New Tutenkhamen, a band which played an eclectic brand of Zimbabwean township music combining traditional rhythms and western influences.
The band’s most famous release, “Itai Cent Cent” was a sad lament of the poverty afflicting black people confined to poorly-built and overcrowded settlements. The song was so popular that after independence, it became the theme song for the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation’s insurance advice programme, Mari Nehupenyu Hwevanhu (Money and Peopl …

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