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Msaki: Bridging the divide between protest and hope

Msaki: Bridging the divide between protest and hope

GWEN ANSELL "IF people think I can sing,” says singer-songwriter Msaki (Asanda Msaki Mvana) ruefully, “they haven’t heard my sister!” At family gatherings, she confesses, “I’m not the one who’s going to start a song… my aunts are better singers. If you’re in a family where everybody sings, you don’t see anything special in it…” But listeners certainly think she can sing – well enough to amass a growing following and multiple accolades. After studies in visual art in the Eastern Cape, the self-taught guitarist studied in Leeds in the United Kingdom, and in 2012 was one of 30 applicants…
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