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The Boiling Ferment

Music Notation Series


I painted “The Boiling Ferment” (acrylic on canvas 104x67cm) round the same time that I arranged and recorded this piece of music “Nhem.5/7” which was performed on 3 octave karimbas. 33 more words

African Music

The Southern African Bucket List

I am definitely the kind of person to keep a bucket list – a fairly lengthy one which I’ve had to split up into countries to make sure I actually tick items off. 651 more words


​Izzit? – SA languages north of the Limpopo 

Languages speak of shared pasts” (Mail & Guardian, 4 Jan. 2017)

Shoks Mzolo investigates how it is that remnants and varieties of South African languages migrated north of the Limpopo and Zambezi rivers, and how they have survived and changed so that forms of Xhosa and Zulu are still spoken there in the twenty-first century.


Top 3 in 5 Countries (My African Overland)

This was probably one of the least planned trips I have ever and will ever take. Despite waiting nearly three years for the day of the flight to come, all my decisions regarding the trip were made very quickly and early on. 664 more words


Zambia: Victoria Falls and Friends

The perfect way to end a trip began with the perfect way to start a day. We rose early in Livingstone, Zambia, despite our weariness from travel. 1,063 more words

Peace Corps

South Africa: My 10 Favorite Things about Cape Town

1. A wine, cheese, and chocolate picnic on the luscious grass at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is a UNESCO World Heritage Site full of such a variety of plants that you could easily spend 5 or 6 hours strolling the grounds. 1,872 more words

Economic evaluation of an improved grain storage technology in Tanzania

Post-harvest grain losses are substantially high among smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. The losses vary among countries, crops, and between seasons with the average loss ranging from 20–40%. 325 more words