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15 Zimbabwean love songs of all time

So, The BGs & BBs Club put together a list of what the members believe to be Zimbabwe’s 15 greatest love songs of all time. It is after all the month of love and love is in the air. Next week, they will prepare another list for us, especially for Valentine’s Day. Here is today’s … Continue reading

Some Golden Oldies from the House of Stone (Part 1)

I grew up an international music lover. We were called ‘masalad’ back in the day! Then, the day I finished my ‘O’ levels, my brother Tonde (left) came to fetch me from school. He forced me to listen to Leonard Dembo’s tracks. I remember listening to Shamwari Yangu Warova with disdain. My word, I was … Continue reading

Memory lane… With Robert Adam (PART 2)

Continued from Part 1 ​ Article written by Robert Adam, UK Kanindo music flavours can be clearly detected in some Zimbabwean artists’ music, such as  Khiama Boys, John Chibadura, Job Mashanda and Sulumani Chimbetu for example. The integrated Kanindo sound was often referred to as Museve. But at the end of the day, Kanindo itself … Continue reading

Memory lane… With Robert Adam (PART 1)

MEMORY LANE…. OLOBAKA LINGALA?  RUMBA-KANINDO-SOUKOUS-NDOMBOLO-MAKOSSA-ZOUK  WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN TO YOU? Article written by Robert Adam, UK  Let’s try a few names to jog your memory. Septeto Habanero and Franco Luambo Makiadi. Are the bells ringing? Maybe not a lot. What about Pepe Kalle? Now we’re getting warmer. But if I say Papa Wemba then all … Continue reading

MEMORY LANE – SOUTH AFRICAN BUBBLEGUM MUSIC

By Robert Adam, UK No matter what our ethnicity, creed, colour or orientation, I suppose the day inevitably arrives, together with other age-betrayal prompts, for each of us to occasionally yearn a memory lane visit. Maybe we reach an age when we take more comfort from memories of the past than expectations of the future. … Continue reading

A trip down South Africa’s 80s and 90s musical lane

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      By Constance van Niekerk in South Africa The recent Xenophobia/Afrophobia directed at foreign nationals in South Africa was extremely unfortunate and distasteful and ought never to happen. There is a saving grace, however, something that easily unites people across the continent. Music! Sovereign of South Africa’s rarities is the proudly and distinctly S.A. … Continue reading

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