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Reproducing Festac ’77: A secret among a family of millions

An interview with Chimurenga founder Ntone Edjabe about his latest project

Bridging the black Atlantic in jazz

The collaboration between Thomas Mapfumo and Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith, broke new ground and should have grown cult status

Seeking the real Chimurenga

The author unravels a history of Zimbabwe that’s been twisted for centuries and continues today

On our Lists this week: Freshwater, Chimurenga, Darkie Fiction and Diana Vreeland

In between working on Friday copy, this is what the team reads, listens to and watches

Lion Songs: Thomas Mapfumo’s insightful new biography

A new book probes the life and times of Thomas Mapfumo, Zimbabwe’s hailed chimurenga music pioneer.

Chimurenga finds its true south

The magazine and its news offshoot were ­nurtured in a climate of ­alienation in Cape Town.

Chronic: A late-colonial enkwayary

Chronic ranges across the post-colonial world, exposing multiple contradictions and a bewildering range of trajectories across this landscape.

Out of the blues

A concert on Friday evening pays tribute to one of South Africa's most innovative jazz groups ever.

Street focus becomes Chronic

Literary magazine <i>Chimurenga</i>'s first newspaper will retell the xenophobia story from the inside.

From Chimurenga to Chronic

<i>Chimurenga</i>'s new project is an intervention into the newspaper as a vehicle of knowledge production and dissemination.

To the streets and beyond

The <i>Chimurenga Chronic</i> street poster campaign is a public art intervention taking place on the African continent and beyond.

Hauntingly, quintessentially chimurenga

For four decades Thomas Mapfumo has been at the heart of the ­evolution of a music style that put Zimbabwean sounds on the map.

Brief union sealed by fate

Chance brings two of Zimbabwe's leading musicians, Oliver Mtukudzi and Thomas Mapfumo, together to share their thoughts and feelings

Storming the enclave

<i>Chimurenga</i> is bringing musos from all over Africa to Cape Town for a month-long series of activities with music at its centre.

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Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

Hawks swoop down with more arrests in R1.4-billion corruption blitz

The spate of arrests for corruption continues apace in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

SANDF hid R200m expenditure on ‘Covid’ drug it can’t use

Military health officials are puzzled by the defence department importing a drug that has not been approved for treating coronavirus symptoms from Cuba

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Disrupt the corrupt

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Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

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