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By Mhoze Chikowero

ISBN-10: 0253017688

ISBN-13: 9780253017680

ISBN-10: 025301803X

ISBN-13: 9780253018038

In this new historical past of track in Zimbabwe, Mhoze Chikowero deftly makes use of African assets to interrogate the copious colonial archive, analyzing it as a confessional voice alongside and opposed to the grain to jot down a posh historical past of song, colonialism, and African self-liberation. Chikowero's booklet starts within the Nineties with missionary crusades opposed to African performative cultures and African scholars being inducted into undertaking bands, which contextualize the song of segregated city and mining corporation dance halls within the Nineteen Thirties, and he builds genealogies of the Chimurenga track later popularized via guerrilla artists like Dorothy Masuku, Zexie Manatsa, Thomas Mapfumo, and others within the Seventies. Chikowero exhibits how Africans deployed their song and indigenous wisdom structures to struggle for his or her freedom from British colonial domination and to say their cultural sovereignty.

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