Pre-election tension in Zimbabwe



Pre-election tension in Zimbabwe
Artists and cultural workers in Zimbabwe fear that they may find themselves in trouble if their performance or artwork suggests criticism of the government.
Speaking to BBC World Service’s Arts In Action programme, journalist Thomas Deve spoke of the role the country’s music is playing in the weeks leading up to Zimbabwe’s presidential election.
“We are in a situation where music is used for political opposition and certain messages are left to various audiences to interpret the music,” he said.
“There is self-censorship among the DJs where they feel that if they promote a certain type of music officially they will be told that this is not the line to promote at the moment.”

Story and interview from BBC

Article on the situation of protest music in pre-election Zimbabwe
The Independent

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