Radio Kunakirwa is podcast all about Zimbabwean music. Since 2007, we’ve been giving Zimbabweans all over the world exclusive access to a different dimension of Zim music. We have always believed in the uniqueness of the Zimbabwean sound. When we started, the aim was to create a platform for artists to market themselves beyond Zimbabwe's borders. The diaspora needed a connection to home in that way. A lot has changed since then but we are still serving the Zim music industry and the wider market. We love youthful Zimbabwean sounds that define the voice of the current generation. Through that we’ve built Zimbabwe’s most unique music podcast with over a decade’s worth of art. Welcome. Mauya. Samkele.
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Radio Kunakirwa is the longest running Zimbabwean podcast online and our mics opened in 2007. As self-starters, we knew we didn't have the time and resources to establish a radio station but we discovered these awesome things called podcasts. Pretty much radio on demand. We had very little idea of what podcasts would become at the time but we decided to give them a try. The rest is obviously history but more than a decade later, we are still here and proud of what Radio Kunakirwa has become. Enjoy this journey with us and explore a new dimension to Zimbabwean music.
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Zim Hip Hop interests me in many ways. For starters Zim Hip Hop was really the first separatist youth genre from the popular all-encompassing “Urban Grooves”. They never wanted to be part of it.
10 ZIMBABWEAN MUSIC PRODUCERS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Zimbabwean producers are absolute royalty in the music industry right now. We have talents rubbing shoulders with the world’s best musicians. Do you know who they are?
When I look at ZimDancehall (simply shortform for Zimbabwean Dancehall or Ragga music) in general, the genre has truly swept Zimbabweans off their feet.
You probably came across those "Handidye Sadza Kumba Kwenyu" tees in the last few years, right? We made those... then the bootleggers did their thing. You create something and someone hijacks the idea. We were hurt but that story for another day. If you want to wear THE ORIGINAL Handidye Sadza Kumba Kwenyu tees, click the link below and buy yours now. It would mean a lot and would help us pay the bills for this website.
The year is 2010... A video documentary of Team Kunakirwa's journey across Zimbabwe talking to various musicians and producers alike to highlight the state of Zimbabwean music. We decided to put faces to the voices that entertain us from within the borders and talked to a number of artists about their music and the issues they face in the entertainment industry. The good part? This is just random footage, all unplanned but put together to tell a story.