Chimurenga

 
Seeking the real Chimurenga
Seeking the real Chimurenga
Three photographs. The 19th-century spirit medium Mbuya Nehanda as she stands defiantly before the gallows; former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe...
Lion Songs: Thomas Mapfumo's insightful new biography
Lion Songs: Thomas Mapfumo's insightful new biography
Lion Songs (Duke University Press), Banning Eyre’s biography of Zimbabwean musical innovator Thomas Tafirenyika Mapfumo, is an intensely...
From Chimurenga to Chronic
From Chimurenga to Chronic
For the past decade, Cape Town based pan-African art, cultural, literature and political journal Chimurenga Magazine has provided an...
Extending conversations beyond the page
Extending conversations beyond the page
It is rare for a publication's publisher, contributor and reader to be encouraged to and engage in direct discourse over a topic, art etc. in the...
To the streets and beyond
To the streets and beyond
The Chimurenga Chronic street poster campaign is a public art intervention on the streets of Johannesburg and Cape Town (South Africa),...
Reduced to ashes
Reduced to ashes
Bernie Seale's Gateway is part of her Black Smoke Rising trilogy (2009-2010) - a series shown consecutively as single-screen...
Hauntingly, quintessentially chimurenga
Hauntingly, quintessentially chimurenga
"Chimurenga" -- the Zimbabwean word for revolutionary struggle popularised by musician Thomas Mapfumo -- comes from the name of a mythical late...
Brief union sealed by fate
Brief union sealed by fate
By some strange coincidence, Oliver Mtukudzi and Thomas Mapfumo both found themselves in Johannesburg at the same time and weren't going to miss...
Storming the enclave
Storming the enclave
Johannesburg appears to be the favoured destination of African musicians travelling down south in search of paying audiences.
Let's change the subject
Let's change the subject
The Chimurenga collective has joined the Cape biennale (the title of which for this year is Convergence) to produce a remarkable installation that functions as a journey of discovery through the books in Cape Town Central Library....

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