Ndi Mwari Wakanaka
This past week has been an incredible time in Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe, leader of the country since 1980, removed from power, marching in the streets of Harare. I don't know what is to come for Zim, but I've thinking about my friends there and am so, so happy for them to be living in this moment of hope. 

Because of this turn of events, I've been revisiting some of the songs Iearned when I was there in 2011 and again in 2014, working with my mentor Dr. Sheasby Matiure to learn songs from the makwayera tradition. On that first trip, the U.S. Embassy sponsored a workshop in American Gospel singing that I led with a group of 100+ Zimbabwean University students. At the end of that workshop, which was fantastic, the students spontaneously erupted into this song to show their gratitude. The repeated chorus is Ndi Mwari Wakanaka, which means God is good. 

The joy that is so abundant here and in the other videos is such an inspiration to me.

I'm going to post a couple of other videos from those trips. I hope you enjoy them half as much as I enjoyed being there. 

Fambai Zvakanaka (Go well)

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