RIP Joseph Shabalala - Music Time in Africa

February 16, 2020 04:05 AM
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Music Time in Africa

Tune in for a beautiful, bittersweet show. On the sweet side, today’s playlist is filled with romantic love songs and personal shout outs to celebrate Valentine’s. Song of the week is “Bent El-Geran” by Egyptian singers Hassan Shakosh and Omar Kamal. Kwame Ofori joins me in the studio to present that and on the bitter side, Joseph Shabalala, founder and lead singer of the legendary south African group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, passed away February 11th. His long time bassist and friend Bakithi Kumalo joins us by phone to share his feelings and honor the memory of this great man.