Hallelujah Chicken Run Band Vinyl, CD & tapes by Hallelujah Chicken Run Band at Norman Records

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Hallelujah Chicken Run Band
Take One

'Take One' collects hits and rarities Zimbabwe's Hallelujah Chicken Run Band recorded between 1974 and 1979. The band, whose initial line-up included ‘the Lion of Zimbabwe’ aka singer-songwriter Thomas Mapfumo, originally formed to entertain copper mine workers. They replicated traditional Zimbabwean sounds using rock instruments and sang explicitly political lyrics in their native Shona language, knowing they wouldn’t be understood by the white government of the time.