South African musicians are incorporating traditional instruments into their compositions. Dizu Plaatjies builds and plays indigenous instruments in Langa; craftsmen describe their favorite instruments.
Plaatjies teaches indigenous music at the University of Cape Town. Rick Deja curates the Kirby collection at the South African College of Music. Mandisi Dyantyis composes a performance at ArtScape that incorporates indigenous and western musical instruments.
Zinzi Nogavu demonstrates how to play the uhadi bow. When not performing, the singer works at a non-profit children's center teaching music. Nceba Gongxeka plays the kudu horn.
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Inspired by a new appreciation for their heritage, South African artists are placing traditional instruments center stage for a modern take on ancient sounds.
Length: 23 minutes
Copyright date: ©2019
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