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A Musical Trip to South Africa - with Lenny Henry - Episode 1


1/5 In this series of five programmes Lenny Henry is in South Africa to enjoy and experience the country through its music. South Africa has one of the richest musical traditions on the planet with a wealth of talent to match. Lenny meets the cream of that talent - from the legendary trumpeter Hugh Masekela (whose new show 'Songs of Migration' Lenny enjoys in Johannesburg) to S Africa's best selling recording artists, the Queen of Gospel, Rebecca Malope. Lenny begins the whole series centre pitch at Soccer City in Jo'burg to the accompaniment of a chorus of Vuvuzelas - the deafening trumpets that blast out at football matches! He's invited onto YFM youth radio station to hear about Kwaito aka 'township house' music and finds himself in a recording studio with some of the country's hottest bands. Producer: Susan Marling.

Broadcasts

  • 2010-03-30 09:30:00 - 2010-03-30 09:45:00 on Radio 4 FM, Radio 4 LW,
  • 2010-05-24 15:45:00 - 2010-05-24 16:00:00 on Radio 4 FM, Radio 4 LW,