I THOUGHT THIS WAS KIDDING SOGMLASG
loadsofjoy asked: I'm sorry, but do you live in Mozambique?
No, I don’t (I live in Stockholm, Sweden). I do think that the recent-ish music of Mozambique is very interesting, with its broad set of influences lying between regional power houses South Africa and (as it used to be, at least) Tanzania, and reaching towards the rest of the lusophone world in cool ways. (I like a lot of the older Tsonga-language stuff too.) I get the sense though that perhaps that’s not what you’re asking me, rather: what’s a white, western guy like me doing appropriating music from accross the globe without connection to the communities in question? I must admit I’m not sure I have an entirely satisfactory answer to that question, but I’ve made one attempt at talking about it here. And I do want to discuss it more.