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The Bhundu Boys Story: Rise Kagona (Part 2)

The problem with local music was that you could not record it anyway; the Rhodesians did not like our music. They used to think that we were politically talking about them in our language. The desire to play our own Africa music was there,…
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The Bhundu Boys Story: Rise Kagona (Part 1)

Rise Kagona is a musical icon, a play station guitar hero type, but yet he is not even mentioned amongst the list of guitarist on Wikipedia. Has the world forgotten how to do the Jit Jive? Or are us Africans not appreciative of those that…
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One of the Bhundu Boys now homeless in the UK

Bhundu Boys guitarist and founder member Rise Kagona (49) went from the heady heights of playing at Wembley to not having a roof over his head. The Bhundu Boys were once one of the most famous African bands of all time and supported Madonna…
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