zimbabwe

video premiere: Rina Mushonga – 4qrtrs
video premiere: Rina Mushonga – 4qrtrs
Dutch-Zimbabwean artist Rina Mushonga graces us with the premiere of her new video for her infectiously bright and exhilarating Afro-electro-pop club jam "4qrtrs". Mushonga says that the Gugi van der Velden-directed video is "is comprised mainly of 'home-made' self shot footage in Zimbabwe" -- shot mostly on her iPhone and a cheap handheld camcorder -- "combined with vibra
premiere: check the visual album stream for Chimurenga Renaissance’s Girlz With Gunz
premiere: check the visual album stream for Chimurenga Renaissance’s Girlz With Gunz
Tendai Maraire of the mighty Shabazz Palaces debuts the shadowy and very dope visual accompaniment for the incendiary but often poignant and beautiful new record from his revolution rap project Chimurenga Renaissance. "Otherworldly sonics, Zimbabwean beats, Congolese guitar ambiance, political heat…" Girlz With Gunz is out now on Glitterbeat...
premiere: Chimurenga Renaissance – riZe vadZimu riZe visual album stream
premiere: Chimurenga Renaissance – riZe vadZimu riZe visual album stream
Black Up remains one of our favorite albums of the last decade, so it goes without saying that we're pretty psyched about this: riZe vadZimu riZe, the triumphant debut LP from Shabazz Palaces member Tendai Maraire, aka Chimurenga Renaissance, is out today on Brick Lane Records, and this is the beautiful complementary visual accompaniment for the album, filmed in Zimbabwe...
video: Baba Maraire – “rhodZi”
video: Baba Maraire – “rhodZi”
Here's the extremely uplifting and heartfelt new single from Tendai Baba Maraire (that kalimba may sound familiar, as Maraire's also one half of Shabazz Palaces). Maraire's "gift to his native home," "rhodZi" is a celebration of Zimbabwe's Independence Day and a tribute to the Zimbabwean people's fight against Cecil Rhodes and European imperialism...