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My Song

Cynthia Mare's ode to her mother

My Song: Cynthia Mare's ode to her mother

Zimbabwean singer Cynthia Mare lost her mother to cancer two years ago. Although she received much support from her family, Cynthia found the most solace in music. Since her mother’s death was so sudden, Cynthia felt that there was no time to say a proper goodbye. So right after the funeral she dived into the studio and wrote ‘Zuva Rimwe’ – which means ‘One day’ in Shona.

If they had had  more time together, Cynthia would make sure her mother knew the extent of her daughter’s love. Listen to these stories and more in this week’s episode of My Song.


My Song showcases the personal stories behind the songs of Africa’s most compelling musicians. You’ll hear these musicians in their own words. No presenter, no interviewer – nothing to get in the way. Just African voices on African music.

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