Sir Wicknell: Poorest man in Zim

Is Chivayo really pleased and proud with himself that his masters in the Zimbabwean regime hounded a legend like Mapfumo out of his own country?
By Tendai Ruben Mbofana Apr. 2, 2024

Stay 'vigilant' amidst persecution, Mapfumo tells Winky D

Mapfumo, who resides in the United States, made these remarks following Winky D's lack of airplay on national radio and ZBC TV since the release of his album Eureka Eureka last year.
By Sindiso Dube Mar. 10, 2024

Guard against complacency

My mind flung to yesteryear, recalling the revolutionary Chimurenga music guru, Thomas Mapfumo.
By Cyprian M Ndawana Mar. 6, 2024

Musicians' role in society since 1980

Music has come a long way. It has been used as a healing force for centuries.
By Fred Zindi Jan. 7, 2024

Reading through the pages of Rokesheni, Winky D’s Ghettocracy Score

It was his last album Eureka Eureka released on December 31, 2022, that received the most attention, and here are some of the reasons.
By Tapiwa Zivira Dec. 30, 2023

Edutainment mix: Folk music in the preservation of cultural heritage

These are typical Shona folk songs telling and documenting the deeper histories and experiences from past generations being told to the current generation. 
By Raymond Millagre Langa Sep. 17, 2023

Chief Hwenje, Mukanya clash over ED

In an interview with the media, Mapfumo urged Zimbabweans to take to demonstrations to dislodge President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Zanu PF.
By Sindiso Dube Sep. 10, 2023

In the Groove: Can music influence politics?

He comments about three artistes who recently attended a Zanu PF party wearing Zanu PF regalia. He puts it succinctly as follows, and I quote him verbatim:
By Fred Zindi Aug. 27, 2023

Zim legend Mukanya retires in exile

Over his chief collaborator Jonah Sithole’s mbira-guitar strumming, he vocalises the troubles of the land, nhamodzenyika, borrowing his yodelling vocal techniques from the Shona repertoire.
By Percy Zvomuya Jul. 29, 2023