Tony Bird from Nyasaland, and Malawi-born, he had to leave his birthplace because he wouldn't serve in the army against blacks. He apologized for whites decades ago in a song called Sorry Africa: "I too am an African crying..."
"Drawing from the southern African mbaqanga and kwela rhythms, Afrikaans boeremusiek and even calypso, along with the folk, blues, country and rock of England and America, Tony's music is an original amalgamation of all these styles, which he loosely describes as 'African Folk-Rock.' "
I met him a few times, he stayed with us once and played at Hillside in Guelph, Ontario, he is a friend of my ex-wife. And I'm blessed to have met him. He is a gentle musical giant.
He toured with Ladysmith Black Mambazo in the 1980s, who recorded his song "Go Willie Go" wikipedia
Here is his beautiful paean to Zimbabwe after independence. Zambezi-Zimbabwe, and his joyful Mango Time.