ZBC, INSTAK Launch Chimurenga Music Competion

The Institute of African Knowledge (INSTAK)/ ZBC’s PowerFM have launched Chimurenga Music Competition which is premised at conscientising the general public about the history of Zimbabwe.

The minister of Information,  Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa said the initiative will have a positive impact on the nation. She said:

We went through training without enough combat, guns or basic necessities, but we had an ideology.

This project will certainly bring peace and closure to most families in Zimbabwe, who lost loved ones within and outside Zimbabwe during the war of liberation.

The competition will see winners getting cars, cash and a recording contract.

  • The 1st prize is a Car plus US$2000 and a recording contract.
  • The 2nd prize is a Car plus US$1000.
  • The 3rd prize is US$500.

Chimurenga music played a big role especially during the liberation struggle and on the aftermath of independence as songs composed back then fostered resilience and unity against the country’s enemies.

Cde Chinx, Simon Chimbetu and Thomas Mapfumo are some of the musicians who became popular for revolutionary songs which promoted the liberation struggle ethos and values such as justice, peace, unity, transparency, and accountability.

Mapfumo is currently in exile after he castigated corruption by some government officials in the black administration that came to power in 1980.

Meanwhile, corruption is still rampant in the country.

More: ZBC News

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