Zimbabwe celebrates 34 years of independence. Here are some clips you will find interesting as they explore the link between music and the country’s story of self determination.

 

Mbira: Spirit of the People

A great short documentary that looks at music’s, (mbira included), role during the liberation struggle for Zimbabwe’s independence and the role it continues to play in the post-independence era.

 

Thomas Mapfumo – The Mugabe Years- Afropop World Wide 

This podcast on Thomas Mapfumo’s music is a very useful insight into music in general in post-post independence Zimbabwe. For the mbira lover this is relevant as Mapfumo brings mbira into his music

2 Replies to “Mbira as Zimbabwe turns 34”

  1. Makorokoto Dzimbabwe .Wakura uchiziva chivanhu.Ndinodada newe pandinofamba.Mbira yorira ndofunga iwe Dzimbabwe.Nehanda ,Chaminuka,Kaguvi,ndiyo nyika Dzimbabwe.

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