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