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Motown in Zimbabwe: Joyce Jenje Makwenda with Dr. Melvin Peters

Joyce Jenje Makwenda isn’t from Detroit. In fact, she isn’t even from the United States. Her home is in Harare, Zimbabwe. Yet, she’s acutely aware of the role Motown has played in the creation of early urban culture. The archivist, historian, ethnomusicologist, and writer will spend some time in conversation regarding the influential genre with Dr. Melvin Peters during this installment of the University of Michigan’s popular Penny Stamps speaker series. This speaker series was born out of Makwenda’s months-long research residency in partnership with the Stamps School and the Zimbabwe Cultural Centre of Detroit.

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