If you listen closely to the music of Thomas Mapfumo, you will hear the pulse of Zimbabwe. It’s a sound unlike any other, driven by decades of struggle, brutality, and cultural sabotage.
This hour, we take a look at how Mapfumo’s songs became the voice of an entire nation. Later, we also hear from the curator of a new Madagascar exhibit at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich.
"Madagasgar: Ghosts of the Past" is on view at the Bruce Museum until November 8, 2015.
All of the music played during this program can be heard on Lion Songs: Essential Tracks in the Making of Zimbabwe.
- Banning Eyre - Senior editor and producer of Afropop Worldwide; author of Lion Songs: Thomas Mapfumo and the Music That Made Zimbabwe
- Rebecca Aston - Digital artist from Zimbabwe
- Dr. Daniel Ksepka - Curator of Science at the Bruce Museum
John Dankosky and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.