Zimbabwean music is music of African people, so same with that it contains lots of elements of African tradition and tribes that were present in this country. This music include either, pop and folk styles, but also and other styles and genres. The most important role into the music plays mbira, which is also known and popular in major countries of the African continent. The most popular genres into the Zimbabwe music includes and native Chmurenga music, rumba, soukous and rock and roll.
There were various influences on the Zimbabwean music, not only that various countries from African people, but also and from British people who had lots of influences not only on the music with global and on culture and life of Zimbabwean people. The oldest and traditional instrument which is known as mbira or also dzavadzimu is instruments that, was used by old Zezuru poples. Other instrument is also mibira, but this one is nyunga nyunga. This instrument had roots in the Western instrument, especially western Mozambique. And last instrument that belongs to the tradition is marimba.
This instrument is similar to the big xylophone. Marimba is instrument which has developed into the 1960s. But, music of Zimbabwe is very dynamic and various, so it is in use and other instruments, especially those who belong to the instruments of other countries.
Music of Zimbabwe is very traditional and old music, but still there are and new genres in use in this music. This is because of the lots of influences from the foreign who brings new music styles when they came to the Zimbabwe country. Into the 1990s there is genre known as sungura, jit and it is Zimbabwean rumba. This genre becomes mainstay of the nation’s music, especially into the pop music. But, also it is important to mention and Zimbabwean music and genres related only to this country, such as: tuku music, gospel, Bulawayo, lyrics, urban grooves and others.
There are lots of musicians into the Zimbabwean music, as well as folk, there are also and pop and rock musicians and bands. There are various lists of the top ten musicians into the Zimbabwe, so here are some of the famous, taken from one site: Leonard Dembo, Jonah Moyo and Devera Ngwena, Thomas Mapfumo, Simon Chimbetu, Oliver Mtukudzi, Marshal Munhumumwe, Alec macheso, Solomon Skuza, Mechanic Manyeruke and James Chimombe. Remember that this is only suggestion of the top related, so maybe your choice will be different.