This year’s mother’s day, like most things in this season, is a little different. More than before, many are unable to see Mhamha and, in the especially heart-rendering cases, may not even have the opportunity to go adorn the rock under which she rests eternal. Continue reading 10 Urban Songs For Your Mother’s Day Playlist #earGROUND
Let it go on record that no other cultural movement has been both definitive and reflective of 21st century urban Zimbabwean life than mangoma. Since earnest inception in the mid 2000s, it has been defiant, irreverent, passionate, and philosophical.Indeed, I would argue that even the unsavory elements within the genre that rouse the scorn of many a lay pundit are worth their place within our societal discourse, as they often hold up an ugly mirror on society. Here are ten poignant life lessons and affirmations the genre has offered up in its short existence. Continue reading 10 Important Life Lessons from ZimDancehall
In the first of this two-part series, I will discuss why Urban Grooves died (or didn’t die!), before I return next week to explain why ZimDancehall is unlikely to go down the same route. _ Shingi Mavima Continue reading ZimDancehall will not go down the Urban Grooves route _ Part 1 #Earground
Zimbabweans have an intractable relationship with Gospel music. While in most other countries the genre occupies the periphery of the industry, it is undoubtedly mainstream in Zim. The biggest gospel artists are often among the biggest entertainers in the country altogether. You would also be hard-pressed to find too many of the industry’s non-Gospel legends without a single (at least debatably) gospel song in their catalogue. Continue reading Five 2019 Sunday Morning Jams that were missing from the Permican Awards!