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Banning Eyre on Lion Songs: Thomas Mapfumo and the Music that Made Zimbabwe

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Banning Eyre is a multi-faceted creative artist, including his roles as author, guitarist, and senior editor and producer of the syndicated public radio program AfroPop Worldwide. His latest book is Lion Songs: Thomas Mapfumo and the Music that Made Zimbabwe—focused on an African cultural icon who is now in exile, and a resident of Eugene. Banning Eyre will host a multi-media presentation and performance at Tsunami Books in Eugene this evening, June 26th, sponsored by the Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center, and also appear at Angeline's Bakery in Sisters on Sunday morning, June 28th. He visited the KLCC studios to share music and conversation.

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