Zimbabwe: a Hyper-Inflated Sense of Awesome

All Around This World Map of Africa featuring Zimbabwe

Happy New Year, friends! We may be celebrating our planet’s next turn around the sun, but in our musical world we don’t skip a beat. For this week’s online class we travel south in Africa to Zimbabwe, a country whose recent history is full of high highs, such as that of gaining independence, and low lows, such as unfathomable hyper-inflation, all set to the bounding musical soundtrack of an ancient thumb piano, a man nicknamed Tuku and some guys who used to tend chickens. Let’s go.