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Zomba Prison Project

Music of Malawi Prisoners Released in UK: The Zomba Prison Project

“I have No Everything Here” is being released in UK, by Six Degrees Records, as part of Ian Brenner’s “The Zomba Prison Project”. Brenner, the producer with three Grammy nominated records (Best World Music 2011, Best Traditional Folk 2006 and 2007) and the Italian Photographer and Filmmaker, Marilena Delli, travelled to the border of Malawi […]

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Mokoomba at the backstage of Womad 2013

Mokoomba: The Zimbabwean Wave taking over Europe

I first saw Mokoomba giving a taste of their work at the backstage of this year’s WOMAD. They were singing a capella track called Kambowa in Tonga language. But even with such a modest performance, they were already showing something special and unique. The six guys from the Zimbabwean band were relaxed and natural, while […]

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Miriam Makeba

Miriam Makeba: from Domestic Servant to Mama Africa

—– If alive today, Miriam Makeba would be turning 81, in case you missed the tribute paid to her through this week’s Google Doodle. The  South African singer is considered the voice of World Music. During the 60s she had her South African passport cancelled and was prevented from returning home following her overseas travels. […]

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