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Wednesday 24 September  
Atongo Zimba at WOMEX 2005

Africa in Progress - Radio show: Zimba's savannah sounds sent round the world

On air: 7 February 2013 5:00 - 14 February 2013 23:55 (Photo: flykr/Flickr)

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“Music is a spirituality,” says Atongo Zimba. The popular Ghanaian musician is master of the koliko, a two-string calabash lute played in the savannahs of northern Ghana and elsewhere in West Africa.

For this edition of Africa in Progress, we caught up with Zimba to hear just how he and his career have evolved. He takes us through a fascinating biography: from his days as a passionate young street busker, through a two-year stint as resident performer at Fela Kuti’s Lagos compound, to his status today as a world-touring, award-winning professional.

This show was originally published on our website on 9 May 2010.

Guest: Atongo Zimba (Ghana)

Producer: Aveseh Asough

Duration: 29’18

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