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...The songs of Thomas Mapfumo, the “Lion of Zimbabwe,” soundtracked the years on either end of Rhodesia’s independence, and later echoed a growing public criticism of Robert Mugabe. Born southeast of the capital city Harare in 1945, Mapfumo...

Chimurenga

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...From the revered ancestral warrior Murenga Sororenzou (Vambe 2004, 167), chimurenga means ‘struggle’ in Shona, the dominant language of Zimbabwe. It first came into common use when Zimbabwe’s Shona and Ndebele communities openly resisted...

Zimbabwe

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 13,076,000 (2002) The republic of Zimbabwe shares borders with Mozambique to the east, South Africa to the south, Botswana to the west and Zambia to the north. Most of the country is a high-rolling plateau where...