Sunday, September 30, 2007

Umdumo Wesizwe

Yesterday on Fargate in Sheffield, I had the good fortune to sit down in the open air with my wife just as a busking-style performance commenced directly in front of us by the above group from Bulawayo in Zimbabwe. Having already given performances in the area at Buxton, Barnsley and Sheffield they are due to gives further performances at October's Black History Month at Sheffield Hallam University.

We bought a copy of their CD "nqi ngqo..." (i.e. the sound made by the ringing of a bell) which I am listening to as I post this item. A taster can be found on their web-site here.

Umdumo Wesizwe show what a fine country Zimbabwe can become if it is given half a chance.

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