“I’d been told that Catholic masses were stale and cold with dull organ music so I was surprised when the choir broke into song. They sang in Shona, with African drums and rattles, ngoma ne hosho.
At Forward in Faith Ministries , we only used guitars, western drums and a keyboard because Pastor Mvumba preached against using traditional African instruments.”
from The Hairdresser of Harare by Tendai Huchu
Some months back the boat of fate, took me and “The Seeds of Datura“ to a beautiful spot along the shores of Lake Naivasha for a show. For a whole weekend we spent our time fishing, interacting with other musicians and enjoying serene sunsets. One night, a resplendent flame devoured the logs in our campfire. We sat around as the stars above us inspired a rousing topic of discussion. Continue reading “Identity Crisis: Cultural Falsehood and Forgotten Heritage”