Music of the World with Stephen Kent

Music of the World with Stephen Kent – June 25, 2015

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Today’s program features an interview with Banning Eyre of Afropop Worldwide, whose new book “Lion Song – Thomas Mapfumo and the music that made Zimbabwe” Duke University Press) is about the great Zimbabwean band leader and social/political commentator whose rise to prominence began during Zimbabwe’s struggle for Independence in the 1970’s and whose music shines a harsh light on political corruption of all stripes and draws deep on his cultural Shona roots.

Thomas Mapfumo

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