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Music Genre of Zim Dancehall Captures Sound, Spirit of Urban Life in Zimbabwe

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Trends

Musicians in the densely populated suburbs around Harare, Zimbabwe's capital, gave birth in the 1980s to the genre of Zim dancehall, an adaptation of Jamaican dancehall and reggae. Today, the music is burgeoning, drawing fans from among the middle classes and portraying the realities of urban life in lyrics often sung in Shona, the language of the country's largest ethnic group.

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Nepal’s Shamans Welcome More Women to Their Ranks

Region: Nepal

Topics: CultureReligionTrends

As men leave Nepal in search of other jobs, more women are filling the prestigious religious and professional role of shaman.

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As Migration Alters Traditional Family Structures in Zimbabwe, Women Replace Lost Connections With Social Media

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: CultureTrends

As more Zimbabwean women leave the country for employment, they find themselves cut off from older female relatives they would normally turn to for advice. Social media groups are creating a safe place to ask questions and get answers.

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