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2010-11-26 12:49

Before settling on the name Stimela, the group was called Kumasi, Splash and Adaye. They chose Stimela after they were stranded in Maputo, Mozambique, for three months. They eventually sold all their belongings to take a train back home. It is that train that gave them their name.

Ray Phiri was born of South African parents, but raised by a Malawian migrant stepfather. Ray uses his stepfather’s surname.

?Phiri started The Cannibals before Mpharanyane Radebe joined them as a vocalist.»?Highland Drifter spent 18 weeks at the top of the charts in Zimbabwe after it was banned immediately on release in South Africa.

?Phiri was arranger and guitarist on Graceland, Paul Simon’s Grammy Award-winning album.

?Seven of the band members died in an accident on the way from Kimberley after a performance in 1987 during the Unfinished Story Tour. Phiri was the sole survivor.

Discography
1982: Fire, Passion and Ecstasy
1983: Rewind
1985: Shadows, Fear and Pain
1986: Look, Listen and Decide
1987: The Unfinished Story
1988: Live at the Market Theatre
1989: Trouble in the Land of Plenty
1990: Live at the Market Theatre (2nd Half)
1991: Siyaya
1991: Rewind (EP)
1992: People Don’t Talk So Let’s Talk (Ray Phiri’s solo project)
1993: Khululani
1994: Out of the Ashes
1995: Don’t Ask Why
1995: Are You Ready (Live)
2000: Steam Tracks (Best of)
2009: Stream Tracks 2 (Best of)
2010: A Lifetime

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