Welcome to MIXDEM

Help document Zimbabwean music.Old school or recent music, we need them all.

Introduction


Music is so powerful and rich. It can have a calming effect, make you feel more romantic, make you feel inspired,bring you back fond memories and so much more. Music stirs deep emotions in people- love, sorrow, happiness are some of the easily recognisable emotions. Great music is much more than entertainment,it's poetry laden with social commentry, education and clever wordplay which might not be readily clear to an average listener.

Why MIXDEM?


Zimbabwe music is very rich but some of it's greatest music is buried deep into the bowels of history. When one do stumble upon some of these gems, either by chance or luck ,one still do not fully understand the song. A lot of information will be still missing. Certain events might have inspired the song but if you were born in the 90s there is a good chance you know little of events that transpired in the 50s,60s and 70s. In these circumstances one will be either continue in their ignorance or they might try to find someone who might understand better the music to explain to them. Sometimes you not so lucky and you will be left frustrated.

Even the present day music, one might still not fully understand the "lingo" or "slang" being used in some of the songs. Some music also might reference places you have never heard of or had the chance to be. For example kwaMereki is one of the popular places to be referenced in most music but not everyone have had the chance to visit Harare. When they listen to the music it will limit their level of understanding.

Also our vernacular langauges are also rich with idioms and proverbs which might difficult to understand in our increasingly westernised present day Zimbabwe. Anyone who have listened to Paul Matavire will understand. Given also that Zimbabwe is multi-lingual, you might find it not also understand that song in Shona, Ndebele or Tonga. Very few will understand what Mokoomba will be saying in their music.

MIXDEM strives to provide the answer for the above problems and more. It seeks to provide a platform for one to understand the deeper meaning into your favorite Zimbabwean music. It also seeks to provide a comprehesive database of all Zimbabwe music ever made. No Zimbabwean music should ever be lost in history. Even if one was born in the 90s, doesn't mean they don't have to discover and understand great 60s music like Ruva Rangu Ndiwe Chete. MIXDEM goes beyond all but it also makes it possible for anyone to contribute to making the greatest Zimbabwe music knowledge library.

What you will get?


Discover new artists


Discover artists that you have never heard of and probably never had the chance to discover at all.

Discover great music


Discover great music you have never heard of and probably never had the chance to discover at all.

Understand music better


Discover deeper meanings in your favorite music that you probably missed. Learn more about music that you don't understand.

Become a music expert


Earn points for your contributions and be rewarded with more privilidges like becoming an editor. Your points will be displayed with your profile.

Informative articles


Read in-depth articles about Zimbabwean music industry. Latest trends,analysis and anything relevant you will learn about it.

How you can contribute?


Add new artists


Add great artists that you know and help others discover them. Earn points that will help you unlock priviledges like becoming an editor

Add great music


Add great music that you know and help others discover it. You will earn points that will help you unlock priviledges

Vote


Help others by voting on content to determine it's relevance and quality.

Suggestions


Improve the quality of content on MIXDEM by suggesting improvements that can be made to increase quality

Edit


Become an editor by contributing quality music and artists. After you accumulate enough points, you will be able to edit content that needs improvement.

How to get started?


Now that you have learned what MIXDEM has to offer. Get started