Welcome to the Zimbabwean Music Guide

As an avid fan of the chimurenga, jit, and sungura styles which emerged from Zimbabwe in the 80s, 90s, and 2000s, I have endlessly searched the internet for information and links. Unfortunately information was hard to come by, and what I had found was sprinkled across various sites. Growing sick of spending hours, even days in search of the info and music I wanted, the Zimbabwe Music Guide arose. It has been created with the intention of providing quick and easy access to Zimbabwean band and album information, as well as providing a one-stop purchasing resource. And has it ever grown from there!

Website Breakdown

– the start page which features news initial welcome
– the page you’re viewing now
– new to Zimbabwean music? Don’t know where to start? Start here.
– profiles of the main genres of Zimbabwe’s guitar music
– info, clips, and track listings from the various compilations of Zimbabwean music
– bios, photos, discographies, track lists, and music clips pertaining to Zimbabwean musicians
– amateur guitar transcriptions of pieces of Zimbabwean songs
– info on the companies which release music from Zimbabwe
– background info on Zimbabwean music sources
– post your Zim Music buying/selling desires on the messageboard
– search the contents of the Zimbabwe Music Guide
– the sites and books that were used to compile these pages, including image credits
– links to other interesting Zimbabwean music sites
– questions, comments, suggestions, contributions? email me, Marc, at zim@embargo.ca

Please note that I do not live in Zimbabwe and am in no way an expert on Zimbabwean music. If something looks wrong, it probably is – email me. Also note that the website is constantly under construction so things will be changing all the time. Feel free to drop me a line if you’re looking for a specific title or information on a band. I’ll try to help you to the best of my ability.

Enjoy! I hope this site is useful!

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