Hard Blessings

Abby Zimet


Prudence Mabhena and the rest of Liyana  


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Music by Prudence – this year's Oscar winner for Documentary Short Subject, airing Wednesday on HBO – tells a Zimbabwen tale of hardship, music and redemption. Listen here.

"Liyana (the name of the band) means 'it's raining.' And
Africa is a dry place — whenever it rains, we feel blessed. So we
feel that whenever we're singing onstage, we bless our audience." – Prudence Mabhena. 

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