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Video: Monoswezi 'Ndinewe/Xtimela' + 'Hondo'

Zimbabwean traditional music blends with modern jazz to create Monoswezi's blend of soundscapes.

Monoswezi is a collective of musicians drawn from all over the globe: Mozambique, Norway, Sweden and Zimbabwe. The band is made up by Hope Masike (voice, mbira, percussion), Calu Tsemane (voice, percussion), Hallvard Godal (saxophone, clarinet), Putte Johander (bass) and Erik Nylander (drums and percussion). Their music blends traditional African rhythms from Zimbabwe and Mozambique with influences from jazz and other contemporary music forms to create a beautiful fusion of soundscapes. The video below captures the band's performance at the World Music Festival in Oslo, Norway, in November and '"Hondo" (below the video) is their most recent single.



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Malawians are casting their votes today after the Constitutional Court annulled the results of the May, 2019 elections due to rigging, Aljazeera reports. Judges made the ruling based on evidence presented to them which included tally sheets which had been tampered with using correctional fluid. Malawi is the second African country after Kenya to ever annul a presidential election over irregularities.
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