Musicians talk about what they will do with their MBIRA payments

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To make a tax-deductible donation by CHECK or MONEY ORDER in USD, make it out to MBIRA and send to MBIRA, P.O. Box 7863, Berkeley, CA 94707-0863, USA.

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Women Musicians Receiving Payment
Women musicians receiving payment (and enjoying photos taken at the time of recording the previous year)

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An anecdote:  I was paying a musician in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital city, who is one of the less than 5% of Zimbabweans who still have a job.  I thought that paying him $100 for his recordings sales the previous year (including donations) would not be so significant for him as for a village subsistence farmer.  Questioning him after he expressed extreme gratitude that surprised me, he revealed that although he works for a successful company with monopoly operations in 3 countries, the employees at the Harare facility had not been paid anything for over 6 months.  Employees can’t leave for another job, because there aren’t any, so they keep working without pay. His payment from MBIRA would now put food on the table and pay school fees for his children.