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My Song: Cynthia Mare's ode to her mother

Published on : 27 May 2014 - 12:56pm | By RNW Africa Desk (Screenshot: RNW)
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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.

Filmed, produced and edited by Serginho Roosblad

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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ujang_usman45 26 September 2014 - 6:01am
Grosir Amazon Plus 31 August 2014 - 5:24am

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Memory 2 June 2014 - 11:29am / Zimbabwe

Thank you so much for that touching song Cynthia,be blessd.

kaem shafik nibanji 2 June 2014 - 11:26am / Uganda

I really raelly love your song dir sister,coz it remaind me mi best frnd,i love it...

Fay 2 June 2014 - 9:49am / Zimbabwe

I also lost my mum last year to cancer,,your song remind o her thank you so mch,,i wish i wud have spend all the days telling her hw mch sh meant to me n hw mch i loved her..i love your song

lethumusa 1 June 2014 - 10:13pm / Zimbabwe

thank you cynthia for such a great song

tapsheb 1 June 2014 - 7:32pm / zimbabwe

to all who lost their beloved ones

tapsheb 1 June 2014 - 7:28pm / zimbabwe

i love this song dear sister. bcoz t really touches to all those who had their beloved one.i rate it 10/10.thanx

Dibz 30 May 2014 - 4:50pm

It is such a beautiful song, teaches us to value those around us, I recently lost my father and I also wish I had just one day or even just an afternoon with him...thank you Cynthia.

frank435 29 May 2014 - 4:41pm / usa

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Doreen Masvaya 29 May 2014 - 2:04pm / Zimbabwe

thanx a lot for writing Zuvarimwe,the moment i heard it on air i felt compelled to make the most of the time that i still have with those i have at heart.thnx again.

noreen 29 May 2014 - 11:01am / zimbabwe

i love zuva rimwe each time i hear that song i really see the importance of a mother...thank you

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