Music from Zimbabwe – Mike Westcott & Leprechaun

Mukumbura is a village in Mashonaland Central province in Zimbabwe. Mukumbura was immortalized in the song, It’s a Long Way to Mukumbura, by Mike Westcott and Leprechaun. The 1977 song was set to the music of “It’s a long way to Tipperary”. It rose to #2 on the Rhodesian hit music charts. The song both expressed, in humorous form, the physical distance to Mukumbura from other parts of the country while also celebrating the contributions made by different branches of the Rhodesian armed forces to the Rhodesian Bush War.