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Chiwoniso from Zimbabwe and Atongo Zimba from Ghana.

From: Radio Netherlands Worldwide
Series: Hear the World 2010
Length: 58:01

A performance by the Zimbabwean singer Chiwoniso and her band Culture Vibe.

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A performance by the Zimbabwean singer Chiwoniso and her band Culture Vibe.  Chiwoniso accompanies her songs with the thumb piano. Her music is a mixture of traditional and modern influences, a wonderful combination of rhythms and melodies from the Zimbabwean Shona culture with soul, reggae and blues elements.

Singer Atongo Zimba from Ghana accompanies himself on the molo, a two-stringed calebash banjo. His voice is raw and bluesy and the music is a swinging fusion of traditional Ghanaian music with Afrobeat, jazz and funk.

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A performance by the Zimbabwean singer Chiwoniso and her band Culture Vibe.  Chiwoniso accompanies her songs with the thumb piano. Her music is a mixture of traditional and modern influences, a wonderful combination of rhythms and melodies from the Zimbabwean Shona culture with soul, reggae and blues elements.

Singer Atongo Zimba from Ghana accompanies himself on the molo, a two-stringed calebash banjo. His voice is raw and bluesy and the music is a swinging fusion of traditional Ghanaian music with Afrobeat, jazz and funk.