Staff Profile

/Dr. Wonder Maguraushe


  • D Litt et Phil (UNISA)
  • MEd Music (UZ)
  • BEd Music (UZ)
  • DipEd (UZ),

Research Interests:

  • Applied Ethnomusicology,
  • Popular Music,
  • Music performance,
  • Marimba performance
  • Music Technology
  • Music Education


2023. Zivengwa, M. F. & Maguraushe, W. Traditions in Transition: Gendered Cultural Dynamics in Contemporary Performances by Obabes Bembube. Mankind Quarterly, 64: (1), 192-204 2023 Fall Edition ISSN: 0025-2344

2023. Maguraushe, W. When Vulgarism Comes through Popular music: An Investigation of Slackness in Zimdancehall Music. Filosophia Theoretica, 12: (1) 131-144

  1. Nyathi, A. & Maguraushe, W. “Wanondishuwira hupenyu hunokunda hwawo.” The Financial Plight of Zimbabwean Popular Musicians. Mankind Quarterly, 63: (4) 636-655.
  2. Nyathi, A. & Maguraushe, W. 2023. The implementation of intellectual property rights to enhance music business in Zimbabwe: Challenges and prospects. Journal of African Musicology, 12(1) 11-26.
  1. Maguraushe, W. & Magwati, P. 2023. Pursuance of academic music studies by Zimbabwean popular musicians. Journal of Visual and Performing Arts, 1(1) 1-16.
  1. Maguraushe, W. Muranda, R. & Chimbudzi, W. 2022. Portrayal of Zimbabwe’s Socio-Economic Struggles through Winky D’s Zimdancehall Soundscape. Mankind Quarterly, 63: 2 1-18.
  1. Chimbudzi, W., Muranda, R. & Maguraushe, W. 2022. The Evolution of the Roles of Producers in the Zimbabwe Recording Industry. In Salawu, A and Fadipe, I. A. (Eds) Pop Music, Culture and Identity: Indigenous African Popular Music, Vol. 2. (p395-412). Gewerbestrasse: Plagrave Macmillan.

2022. Muranda, R. Chimbudzi, W. & Maguraushe, W2022. “Thomas ‘Mukanya’ Mapfumo and Songs of Protest in              Colonial and Post-Independence Zimbabwe.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Music. Ed. Kate van Orden. New York:            Oxford University PressDOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780199757824-0308.

2021. Chikomo, E. & Maguraushe, W. 2021. Handina mweya unotongwa nemadzinza: Perceptions and Reflections              on the Stewardship of Musikavanhu through Guardian Spirits. Mankind Quarterly. 62:2 344-365.

  1. Chimbudzi, W. Muranda, R. & Maguraushe, W. 2021. The evolution of music recording technologies in Zimbabwe. The Dyke: Journal of The Midlands State University. 15(1):34–50. 
  1. Muranda, R. Maguraushe, W. & Chimbudzi, W. 2021. The musical side of Robert Gabriel Mugabe. In Sabao, C., Mahomva, R. R. & Mhandara, L. (Eds) Re-membering Robert Gabriel Mugabe: Politics, legacy, philosophy, life and death. (p.116-146). Harare: Leaders for Africa Network. 
  1. Maguraushe, W. 2020. Nuances of political satire, positive peace and development in selected Oliver Mtukudzi songs. Mankind Quarterly. 61:2 p117-132 
  1. Shanangurai, R. and Maguraushe, W. 2019. Vitiating African Oral Music Traditions by (Mis)representing using Western notational systems. The Dyke: Journal of The Midlands State University. Vol 13 (1) p74-95. 
  1. Maguraushe, W. 2019. Let the music bands rock! Live music entertainment at Midlands State University main campus. Muziki: Journal of Music Research in Africa. 16:1 p117-132. 
  1. Maguraushe, W. and Machafa, I. 2017. Popular culture in contemporary Zimbabwe: Towards fostering a national cultural identity through music performance. The Dyke: Journal of The Midlands State University. Vol 11, No 2, 155-173. 
  1. Maguraushe, W. and Matiure, P. Development of music education in Zimbabwe since independence: The case of the Department of Music and Musicology at Midlands State University. The Dyke: Journal of The Midlands State University. Vol 9, No 1, 134-151. 
  1. Maguraushe, W. Insights into Zimbabwe Integrated Teacher Education Course (ZINTEC) graduates’ music teaching competence. Muziki: Journal of Music Research in Africa. 12:1 p86-102. 
  1. Maguraushe, W. and Mukuhlani, T. 2014. Kupururudzira muroora songs in Muzvezve: Bride welcoming song or relegation of women to the subaltern? Nokoko: Institute of African Studies, Vol 3. p41-65. 
  1. Muranda, R. and Maguraushe, W. 2013. Sungura music’s development in Zimbabwe: The emergence of trendsetters, emulators and copycats. The Journal of Music and Meaning Vol. 12, p44-62.

  Music Album(s)

  • Zvirimudeze

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