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Zim Explosion! Lecture and Demonstration With Banning Eyre and Thomas Mapfumo

  • Ohio University Campus Schoonover Center Athens, OH (map)

On Thurs., Sept. 10, at 1:30 p.m. OHIO will host a lecture and demonstration from Mapfumo in the Schoonover Center, Room 450, Ohio University campus. This lecture will also feature a talk about Mapfumo’s heritage throughout Zimbabwe’s decades of radical change from Banning Eyre, the senior editor of Afropop. Eyre has recently published a book on Mapfumo, Lion Songs: Thomas Mapfumo and the Music That Made Zimbabwe. He is also a contributor to National Public Radio (NPR) and discovered Mapfumo’s Ohio University connection while researching this new book. Mapfumo’s story is fascinating, and faculty, staff, students and community members will enjoy hearing him perform and lecture. Event is free and open to the public. Lion Songs books and CDs available for sale.