Lucy Duran travels to the rarely visited Southern African country of Mozambique, home to many diverse musical traditions which have rarely been recorded or heard by outsiders.
In two special programmes Lucy Duran travels to the rarely visited Southern African country of Mozambique.
After decades of civil war, it's home to many diverse musical traditions which have rarely been recorded or heard by outsiders.
She visits the beautiful Ilha do Mocambique to hear traditional Tufo songs of the women. Plus there's panpipe music from the very hot north, and in Maputo, the first gig in four years by the country's best-loved veteran band Ghorwane.
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The history of Mozambique.
Lucy Duran introduces the programme and tells the history of the island of Mozambique.
The market in Maputo.
Visiting the market in Maputo, Lucy and tells the story of the city.
Traditional Timbila (xylophone)
Lucy travels through Mozambique to hear the traditional Timbila (xylophone)
Timbila master Venancio Mbande.
Timbila master Venancio Mbande wrote a special song about flooding in Mozambique.
Lucy checks out urban music.
Lucy checks out Mozambique’s popular contemporary urban music.
A colonial railway station.
Lucy is in the magnificent colonial railway station leading from Maputo to South Africa.
Singer Antonio Marcos.
An interview with one of Mozambique’s greatest musicians – Antonio Marcos.
Lucy looks ahead to part two.
Lucy ends part one with a taste of what we are going to hear in part two.