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  • blog September 22, 2016

    Mapfumo and Mawarire Chant Down Mugabe at the UN

    There was a fascinating meeting of Zimbabwean generations during the U.N. General Assembly in New York this week. As 92-year-old Robert Mugabe was delivering yet another platitude-laden speech at the podium, complaining about 16 years of targeted sanctions against members … Read more »

  • blog September 17, 2016

    Zimbabwe Solidarity at U.N. Gathering

    Followers of Afropop and Zimbabwean political developments likely know about the #ThisFlag movement, which has breathed new life into the forces of change in this great but troubled nation. This coming week, world leaders, including embattled Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, … Read more »

  • blog August 26, 2016

    #ThisFlag Movement Signals Changes for Zimbabwe

    Things are shaking in Zimbabwe these days. Long-simmering dissatisfaction with the 36-year regime of Robert Mugabe and his ZANU-PF party is boiling over in a whole new way. One important catalyst was a simple homemade video posted on YouTube on … Read more »

  • botb June 8, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Southern Exposure–A Journey in Southern Africa

    In this installment of “Best of The Beat,” we offer a fascinating narrative by our itinerant writer/scholar, Ron Sakolsky, who spent six months in 1998 post-apartheid South Africa as a resident professor at the University of Natal in Durban, and … Read more »

  • program May 12, 2016

    Afropop Live Highlights

    Afropop is proud to present live recordings of some of the most glorious moments in musical history: the New York debut of South Africa’s Mahotella Queens in 1987; Thomas Mapfumo with his mbira-heavy Blacks Unlimited in New York in 1991; … Read more »

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