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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...

Chimurenga Music

Luis Gimenez Amoros

Luis Gimenez Amoros is a research fellow at the Centre for Humanities Research (CHR) at the University of the Western Cape. Previously, he has served as an Ethnomusicology lecturer at the University of Fort Hare and as a Postdoctoral fellow in the Unit of Zimbabwean Studies at Rhodes University in South Africa. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tracing the Mbira Sound Archive in Zimbabwe

Taylor & Francis Group, 2018

Scholarly Books

...Chimurenga music has been used to construct narratives that link colonial and postcolonial histories of mbira music in Zimbabwe. The previous chapter analysed the concept of patriotic history and how it is used to explain the genesis...