Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII: Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa
Bloomsbury Academic, 2019
...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...
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.
...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...
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