VIDEO ALERT: South Sudanese Musical Duo, Acholi Machon Is Spreading The Sweet Sounds From Their Young Nation


They are billed to perform at this year’s WOMAD festival in the UK and they are raring to go. Their name is Acholi Machon (Old Acholi) and they are a musical duo from South Sudan. They play the likembe (mbira), an acoustic thumb piano and they are looking forward to i.

According to Sophie Ikenye of the BBC, who gave them a platform to perform live from the station’s Focus On Africa studios in UK, they say “their music is inspired by a long line of musicians and a love for their land.”

The musicians, who go by the individual names of Gaitano and Cornellio both wore white football jerseys with the words “SOUTH SUDAN” printed on their shorts in bold. They both performed the song “Acholi Kabedobe” (Acholi Land Is A Good Place) from their 2014 album Lapwong (Freedom Fighters). Check out the video below;

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