Zimbabwe (song)

Zimbabwe (song)

"Zimbabwe" is a song by Bob Marley & The Wailers‎. The song had been released on the 1979 album "Survival", and premiered at the Amandla Festival.

Marley wrote the song in order to support the freedom fighters in Rhodesia, which was a British colony until 1980. During the independence celebrations in (now Harare) Marley was invited to play at the ceremony. Due to riots the celebrations had to be cancelled, and Marley eventually played a free concert one day later.

"Zimbabwe" later became the unofficial anthem of Zimbabwe, and was the only song from the Survival album that was regularly performed by Marley on his last Uprising Tour in 1980, other Survival songs having been dropped.

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