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Monoswezi in Session

Lopa Kothari with new tracks from across the globe, plus a studio session with Monoswezi, fronted by Zimbabwean singer Hope Masike.

Monoswezi - the name means 'one world' in Shona - is a coming together of jazz musicians from Norway and Sweden with Zimbabwean singer Hope Masike. Hope also plays the mbira, Zimbabwe's traditional thumb-piano, and their music is rooted in the folk songs of Zimbabwe and neighbouring Mozambique. The band's success has been worldwide: a critic from New Zealand wrote "Proving less-is-more, the spacious arrangements allow for the simple folk melodies to sit easily with elegantly sophisticated contemporary jazz.".

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Fri 10 Jan 2014 23:00

Commonwealth Connections 2014

Elemotho and Sam in Windhoek Namibia

Explore the sights, sounds and stories from World on 3's journey around the Commonwealth.

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