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Saturday 27 August 2016

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Scandinavia meets Africa today with Monoswezi, blending traditional songs from Zimbabwe and Mozambique with jazz sounds from the Nordic north.

Monoswezi

Monoswezi The Village‘Their sound is as intriguing as their makeup’, wrote one reviewer of African/Scandinavian band Monoswezi. The group was formed by Norwegian saxophonist Hallvard Godal after he spent a year in Mozambique in 2008. Godal and fellow Scandinavian musicians Putte Johander (bass) and Erik Nylander (percussion) are joined by Zimbabwean mbira player Hope Masike and percussionist Calu Tsemane from Mozambique. Their album The Village (Riverboat TUGCD1063) is a collection of traditional songs, mostly from Zimbabwe, which are blended with Scandinavian jazz

Music details (The Village Riverboat TUGCD1063)
TRAD: Hondo
MASIKE: Ndinewe
TRAD arr Masike/Monoswezi: Kuenda Mbire
GODAL: Kalahari
CABACO arr Monoswezi: Xitimela
MASIKE: Heya!
TRAD arr Masikei: Nhemamsasa
TRAD arr Masike: Mapfunde
TRAD/Monoswezi: Matue Tue
TRAD/Monoswezi: Metal Drum