Filed Under (Ethnomusicology) by Rob on 16-09-2011

First off, sorry for the lack of postings in the past few weeks; I’ve been in the UK and can never find much interesting to blog about there :-).

Meanwhile, have a look at this amazing guy with his home made drums (including a bass drum with foot pedal) and harmonica. I saw him a few years ago half way between Cotonou and Djougou on the coach route north. To top it all, he’s also blind! What an increadible bloke! Anyone seen him lately??

This really is a testimony to African resourcefulness and ability to triumph even in adversity. This guy is incredible. Makes me think of the Staff Benda Bilili story (click here and here to find out more).


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