Banning was globetrotting with countless Afropop Worldwide projects and trips, and working with his own band, Timbila. But after he returned from a music collecting trip to Egypt, he was back with a vengeance, wanting to get the project up and out.
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Amidst all the negative things we hear about the government of Zimbabwe, it is easy to lose sight of the magnificent culture of the country. One of its jewels is the music of the mbira.
About a month ago, I videotaped the band "Timbila" at their CD release party. Something happens when one observes a band through a camera. I found myself thinking that there was a story here.
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