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Ilanga lacona (The sun set)

Ilanga lacona (The sun set)

Accompanying himself on a kankowele, a fan-shaped mbira, Poleni Mutacha sings this version of a well-known older tune popularized as a guitar song in Southern Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe. A mirliton, made from a piece of paper or a flattened spider’s web and attached to his mbira, adds a buzz to the sound.