Zimbabwe – Listen to the Breeze – Chiwoniso

Activity Instructions:

Introduce the song (see historical information). Allow children to dance with scarves or shakers if you like. Point out the percussion sounds. Try to do different movements in different parts of the song.

Historical information:

Chiwoniso Maraire (5 March 1976 – 24 July 2013) was a Zimbabwean singer, songwriter, and exponent of Zimbabwean mbira music. She was originally from South Africa. The lyrics of this song are in English, and tell of a grandfather imparting wisdom to his granddaughter.