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Sunday 2 January 2022

Should Auld Acquaintance (1)

We start this year by paying our respects to just some of the far too many musicians who left us last year. 

Some of them we paid tribute to at the time of their passing -  Bunny Wailer, U-Roy, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Nanci Griffith and Don Everly among others - so we won't do so again now. Instead, today and tomorrow we'll mark the contribution of some whose deaths perhaps have slipped under the radar a bit.

Today's selection features mainly African musicians - one apiece from Ethiopia, Nigeria and Lesotho and two from South Africa. The only non-African among today's artistes is the one proclaiming his love for African music, Jacob Desvarieux from Guadeloupe.

"Tashamanaletch" - Alemayehu Eshete

"You're My Fire Extinguisher" - Sir Victor Uwaifo

"Nonyana" - Tsepo Tshola

"Batsumi" - Jonas Gwangwa

"Dinyatsi" - Steve Kekana

"African Music" - Jacob Desvarieux

We'll be back tomorrow with six more audio clips. Until then, here are a few more of the folks we lost last year.

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