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This Week's Show
Our show this week features a lovely visit from Belgium-based Togolese bandleader Daniel Dzidzonu (full interview coming soon), plus some music from storm-ravaged Mozambique and plenty more. Enjoy!
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This week's videos
Country: DANIEL DZIDZONU
Inspired by legendary South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela, Daniel Dzidzonu has crafted a musical vision he calls “back to authenticity,” where the rhythm is live and the beat is from the heart. Originally from Togo and now based in Belgium, Daniel is a worthy heir to both Masekela and Fela in his compositions and lyrics, singing candidly about why his generation are leaving Africa and the difficulties in living abroad.