1 minute read September 21, 2013 Weekend Music Break 55 When Tendai Maraire broke down his Chimurenga Renaissance mixtape for us last year, he said about “It’s Time For You To Go”, a song inspired by a family visit to….. Read More 1 minute read April 3, 2013 Tendai Maraire: “Boom is me throwing a punch at those that still disrespect Zimbabwean music” When Tendai Maraire broke down his Pungwe mixtape for us last year. I remember when Zimbabwe gained independence. My mother had a big party at the house in Seattle — with all….. Read More 7 minutes read November 7, 2012 Tendai Maraire (of Shabazz Palaces) breaks down new mixtape “This is an African Hip-Hop movement.” Seattle-based Zimbabwean Tendai Maraire aka Fly guy Dai (one half of Shabazz Palaces duo) sounds adamant. And he has the digital mixtape to prove it…… Read More 8 minutes read October 11, 2012 The Indelible Mark of the Mbira The multi-named thumb piano is quite an important foundational instrument for contemporary music all over the world, although it’s perhaps not always recognized as such. In Congo, colonial era missionaries….. Read More ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.