The Beginnings of Zimbabwean Protest Music

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The Beginnings of Zimbabwean Protest Music
Useful background information on the history of music and protest in Zimbabwe, including BBC interviews with Zimbabwe’s top musicians on their active role in the current political turmoil, article from Centre for Political Song on political music in Zimbabwe, and excerpt from Alice Dadirai Kwaramba, Popular Music and Society: The Language of Chiumurenga Music: The Case of Thomas Mapfumo in Zimbabwe. Oslo: University of Oslo, 1997

Story and interview from BBC

The political music of Zimbabwe

Excerpt from ‘The Language of Chiumurenga Music: The Case of Thomas Mapfumo in Zimbabwe’
Freemuse report on music censorship in Zimbabwe
See also the Freemuse report on music censorship in Zimbabwe

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