RIP Jonas Gwangwa - Music Time in Africa

February 07, 2021 04:05 AM
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Music Time in Africa
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In this episode, we honor the legendary South African jazz musician Jonas Gwangwa who passed away January 23rd. He was 83 years old. Bill Odidi presents the tribute from Nairobi, Kenya. You’ll also hear a string of amazing pan-African music: Afrobeats by Bruce Melodie (Rwanda) and Tiwa Savage (Nigeria), desert blues by Anansy Cissé (Mali), neotraditional mbira jams by Vimbai Zimuto (Zimbabwe), sizzling R&B by Fally Ipupa (DRC), and vintage Temne women’s music from the Music Time in Africa Archives by women (Sierra Leone). Plus, Heather Maxwell brings more live music from New York City with Jomion and the Uklos (Benin), and a lively conversation with VOA colleague and host of the radio talk-show The Connection, Mike Hove, about the Queen of Amapiano, Sha Sha (Zimbabwe).