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Lwanda Gogwana: Tradition and Innovation

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When South African trumpet virtuoso Lwanda Gogwana released his second album Uhadi Synth (Lwanda Gogwana Music Group, 2016) last year, he reinforced his position not only as one of South Africa's truly exceptional horn talents, but also as one of its most probing and insightful artists and composers. The title of the album itself--the modern synthesizer juxtaposed with an uhadi, a traditional bowed instrument of South Africa's Xhosa people--reflects an interest in exploring, studying, and even uniting the ...


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