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Audio: Chashe Musarurwa 'Dhi' [LP Download]

Boston-based, Zimbabwean music from Chashe Musarurwa on her debut LP 'Dhi' (produced by multi-instrumentalist Sam McTaggart).


Boston-based Zimbabwean singer/songwriter Chashe Musarurwa has thought a lot about love. Her debut album Dhi, produced by multi-instrumentalist Sam McTaggart, considers, among other things, how love can be all consuming to the point of irrationality (as in title track "Dhi"), how it can add zest to the occasionally mundane business of living ("Golden") and how it can nestle unrequited ("Must Be Crazy"). You won’t find too many people complaining though; it all makes for some delightful afro-pop grooves.

A graduate from the songwriting programme at Berklee University in Massachusetts, she says her childhood in Harare was soundtracked by Oliver Mtukudzi, Bob Marley, Brenda Fassie and Destiny’s Child. “What I gravitate to now is a real mix of things” she adds, “and what all these artists have in common is the ability to get a crowd dancing 'til they drop, as well to provoke thought and awareness about important social issues”.

Download Dhi for free and peep the video for her second single ‘Azonto’ below.

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Global Citizen x OkayAfrica: The Impact of Conflict on Children

An estimated 1.4 million children have been hit by schools closing in the Tigray region of Ethiopia amid conflict and crisis. Here's how that's impacting Ethiopia's children.

In times of conflict and war, school-aged children could have their futures defined by whether or not they can access education amid ongoing violence.

Ethiopia's northern region of Tigray is in the midst of a war that has impacted millions of lives and affected neighboring regions, Amhara and Afar. The war — which has forced citizens to flee, has tipped the region into famine, and has barricaded humanitarian aid from reaching the most vulnerable — has now been going on for about 11 months.

As the beginning of the school season draws nearer, safely reopening schools, making education accessible, and protecting children from the impacts of violence in the affected regions is a priority for aid agencies.

"As schools prepare to reopen in early October in most parts of the country, in Tigray and the bordering regions of Afar and Amhara, where the conflict has expanded, education remains at a standstill," Director of Education Cannot Wait, Yasmine Sherif, told Global Citizen.

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