Pioneered by Thomas Mapfumo, chimurenga was was the popular music of Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle. the music, which finds its roots from Shona tradition, relies heavily on the mbira for inspiration. Rhythms and melodies from the traditional mbira are transcribed for guitar and are usually mixed with a political or moral message. Mbira is present in many songs as well. Somewhat danceable, Chimurenga sometimes has a trance-inducing quality to it.