Some of the world’s amazing guitarists and guitar styles have emerged from Africa. Today we hear from Zimbabwe’s lyrical Louis Mhlanga, the electric Tuareg music of Mdou Moctar, and lots of sounds in between.
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Today is the birthday of King Sunny Ade and Oliver Mtukudzi. Both are known for talents beyond their guitar playing, but we’ll use the occasion for a roundup of guitarists from around Africa, from Tinariwen and other desert rockers in the north to Malian guitarist Fatoumata Diawara to South Africa’s Philip Tabane.
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