Banning Eyre. 2015. Lion Songs: Thomas Mapfumo and the Music that Made Zimbabwe. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. 339pp. ISBN 978-0-8223-5908-1 (hbk)

Authors

  • Marc Duby University of South Africa

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/jwpm.v3i2.27237

Keywords:

biography, colonialism, Thomas Mapfumo, mbira, Zimbabwe

Abstract

Banning Eyre. 2015. Lion Songs: Thomas Mapfumo and the Music that Made Zimbabwe. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. 339pp. ISBN 978-0-8223-5908-1 (hbk)

Author Biography

Marc Duby, University of South Africa

Research Professor in Musicology Dept of Art History, Visual Arts and Musicology

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Published

2017-01-04

How to Cite

Duby, M. (2017). Banning Eyre. 2015. Lion Songs: Thomas Mapfumo and the Music that Made Zimbabwe. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. 339pp. ISBN 978-0-8223-5908-1 (hbk). Journal of World Popular Music, 3(2), 252–255. https://doi.org/10.1558/jwpm.v3i2.27237

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The Individual in World Popular Music