There’s something comforting about leaving the TV on and tuned to the World Cup and hearing the vuvuzela peek through the sonic ambience of the house. When I first heard the singular drone, I commented, “I like that, it sounds like a whale song.” As it is with anything capable of plying a drone, I want one.
In the middle of June I posted a wide-ranging mix of South African music on the nogutsnoglory studios blog. Git it.
South Africa is large in my musical cosmos. It’s probably where music, in effect, started many tens of thousands of years ago.