Archive | July 30, 2013

Sotho Sounds show Junk Funk brings African music to 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Tin cans, oil drums and home-made instruments make for high-NRG township jive In recent years, homemade instruments have brought unusual sounds to records by Staff Benda Bilili (marvel at Roger Landu’s wild, electrified one-string lute) and Konono No.1 (kalimbas run through buzzing amplifiers). The latest DIY instrument builders to make a splash are southern Africa’s […]

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