For the Etnosoi! festival it is a dream come trues to finally have Dizu Plaatjies performing at the festival. The charismatic artist and his Ibuyambo ensemble plays, sings and dances, gathering inspiration from the rich traditions of southern Africa.
“As old people die, they disappear with vast knowledge of how music was made in the past. Most of us [Africans] growing up now have very little knowledge of African instruments and melodies. - - Old African classical music has to be documented in Africa’s new beginning", Plaatjies tells in an interview for Mail & Guardian.Lue lisää