Africafiles: The Pulse

Episode #20 Zimbabwe: A Tale of Gloom and Little Light

| August 14, 2007


Artist: Silence Genti/
Title: Zimbabwe: A Tale of Gloom & Some Light
Album: PULSE 2007
Year: 2007
Genre: Blues
Length: 0:17:13
Format: 44.1kHz, 128Kbps

Show Notes:

0:00:01 Introduction
0:00:49 On his birthday, former Zimbabwean journalist Silence Genti cannot help but turn his thoughts to his home country - features Bob Marley clip
0:03:50 Some good news at least - A 13-year-old Zimbabwean Aids peer educator focuses her sights on being a professional doctor and soccer player.
0:07:18 The lets-go-local policy of the Zimbabwean government has seen the rise of 'Urban groove', a movement of young artists trying to make sense of their own existence and dealing with everyday issues such as family and , of course, love.
  Artists - Ngoni and Bantu Huntaz
0:17:14 Ends....
Special thanks to Blue Chevigny and Unicef Radio

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