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African Renaissance

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African Renaissance - Chill Vibes ( 0:24:52)       
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A mixed bag of great laid back music from Zimbabwe
Published: 10/07/2024 6:30:00 p.m.
African Renaissance - Leonard Dembo Feature( 0:28:19)       
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Leonard Dembo an iconic Sungura Musician from Zimbabwe, was affectionately known as Musoro we Nyoka. Leonard Dembo was a self taught singer, lead guitarist, songwriter and music composer. He died in 1996 at the age of 37 years but left a rich legacy through his music which is featured in this episode.
Published: 26/06/2024 6:30:00 p.m.
African Renaissance - Baba Harare Feature( 0:25:2)       
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The show plays music from one of Zimbabwe's most popular Jit musician in recent times. Baba Harare is also a very talented guitarist who was lead guitarist for another popular artist Jah Prayzah at one time before going solo. Zimbabwe Jit music is an energetic mix of many African elements, including Tanzanian guitar, Congolese rhumba, chimurenga mbira-guitar, can include a bit of South African township jive and Trinidadian soca. It was also called Jit-Jive in the 80s
Published: 12/06/2024 6:00:00 p.m.
African Renaissance - Lucky Dube Feature( 0:25:43)       
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The show features music by Lucky Dube, one of the most popular African reggae artists of all time. His music is timeless despite his death in 2007, it still resonates with many reggae music lovers not just in Africa but all over the world.
Published: 29/05/2024 6:30:00 p.m.
African Renaissance - Zim Latest Music( 0:24:5)       
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This episode features new music by some of Zimbabwe's biggest artists including Winky D, Gemma, Killer T, Mr Candy, Micheal Magz and Tocky vibes.
Published: 15/05/2024 6:00:00 p.m.
African Renaissance - Chill Vibes ( 0:26:28)       
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A mixed bag of great laid back music from Zimbabwe
Published: 1/05/2024 6:30:00 p.m.
African Renaissance - Dance like nobody's watching!( 0:26:51)       
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African music with an emphasis on Zimbabwean music
Published: 17/04/2024 6:30:00 p.m.
African Renaissance - Oldies: Zim Legends( 0:26:56)       
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The show features oldies music from the likes of 'Dr Love' Paul Matavire, Leonard Dembo, Thomas Mapfumo, Simon Chimbetu among others.
Published: 3/04/2024 6:30:00 p.m.
African Renaissance - Old School African Rumba( 0:25:39)       
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African Rumba music originates from the Democratic Republic of Congo but is widely played at African weddings and other celebrations due to the beats which are easy to dance, even for those who do not understand the lyrics of the songs. This show features some of the popular relatable old school rumba songs.
Published: 19/03/2024 3:24:00 p.m.
African Renaissance - Naija Female Artists!( 0:26:43)       
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As March is a month dedicated to women, this show features some Nigeria’s finest female musicians.
Published: 5/03/2024 6:00:00 p.m.
African Renaissance - Bubbling Under!( 0:24:39)       
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If these songs by Zimbabwean musicians are not on your playlist, have a listen to music that is 'bubbling under' the usual hits and see if you like any of them.
Published: 20/02/2024 6:00:00 p.m.
African Renaissance - Tanga wekwa Sando( 0:28:43)       
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This show features music by Zimbabwean Afro Jazz artist Tanga wekwa Sando.
Published: 9/01/2024 6:00:00 p.m.
African Renaissance - Zahara Tribute( 0:27:34)       
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This show features music by a South African singer/ songwriter and self taught guitarist Zahara. This show is a tribute to Zahara who was multi talented including being a great vocalist but sadly died on 11 December 2023 at the age of 36
Published: 26/12/2023 6:00:00 p.m.
African Renaissance - Fresh Sounds from Zim( 0:25:7)       
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This shows features recently released music from Zimbabwe. These include latest songs by Freeman featuring Jah Prayzah, Baba Harare featuring Saint Floew, Holy Ten, Gemma, Takura, Guspy Warrior Featuring Baba Mechanic Manyeruke
Published: 14/11/2023 6:00:00 p.m.
African Renaissance - 31 October( 0:28:15)       
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African music with an emphasis on Zimbabwean music
Published: 31/10/2023 6:00:00 p.m.
African Renaissance - Lets Dance( 0:25:33)       
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The show features music that can be danced to. The songs are a mix of different genres by artists from different countries in Africa
Published: 3/10/2023 6:00:00 p.m.
African Renaissance - Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi Feature( 0:28:44)       
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The show features Oliver Mtukudzi's music. Oliver is an African Legend and one of the most popular musicians to ever come out of Zimbabwe. Oliver Mtukudzi also affectionately known as TUKU by his fans has released 67 Albums in his musical career. The show plays a few of the songs from his wide collection.
Published: 19/09/2023 6:00:00 p.m.
African Renaissance - Gospel Music Part 2( 0:28:50)       
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This is a second feature of Gospel music which is one of the biggest musical genres in Africa. Songs featured in the show are timeless classics with most of them being more than 20 years old but still relevant today as they were at the time they got released.
Published: 5/09/2023 6:00:00 p.m.
African Renaissance - Music By ExQ( 0:28:39)       
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The show features music by ExQ who rose to fame in the early 2000's when Urban Grooves music genre was gaining popularity in Zimbabwe. He has continued to produce great music and on the 5th of August released his latest album titled 'Enoch' which is his real first name. This show will play music from this latest album including songs from his previous albums
Published: 22/08/2023 6:00:00 p.m.
African Renaissance - Africa Unite By Bob Marley and The Wailers featuring Various African Artists( 0:25:40)       
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The show plays music from Africa Unite a posthumously released album by the legendary Bob Marley and The Wailers which features Artists from Africa who perform their own reinterpretation of his Classic Songs.
Published: 8/08/2023 6:00:00 p.m.
African Renaissance - Golden Oldies( 0:28:59)       
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This show features songs by Miriam Makeba, Ishmael Lo and the Soul Brothers among others. These timeless classics sound as good as they did many years ago.
Published: 25/07/2023 6:00:00 p.m.

Join Mercy for a fortnightly programme devoted to playing music from Africa with an emphasis on Zimbabwean music to awaken an interest in the diverse musical genres by African musicians.

Host: Mercy Munatsi

Produced By: Mercy Munatsi

Language: English

Category: Music

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