Thursday, 11 November 2010

ZoZo Afrobeat: Mugabe

Mugabe Song (excuse the hiccups)

Zozo Afrobeat is a 13-piece band based in new York and in April 2010 they released this protest song speaking out against the suffering of Zimbabweans under Mugabe's rule. Written by Kaleta, a former guitarist in Fela Kuti's band, the song calls Mugabe the African Hitler and calls for him to step down from power. Kaleta says, "Politics is essential to Afrobeat music... We speak truth to power. Without politics, it isn't really Afrobeat music." The word Zozo taken from the Goun and Fon word for "something hot," and the band is certainly stirring up some heat with it's music. 
Those in New York lookout for free gigs and the rest of you can checkout their website for more info and good beats:

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