Motownship

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*20090411

Midge Ure travels to Cape Town to meet a group of young township musicians who are using traditional African instruments to record covers of classic Motown and soul hits.

Abavuki is a group of 10 aspiring young musicians from Langa, Cape Town's oldest, and one of South Africa's toughest, black townships. The project is produced by London-based Barney Rattle, who has been fusing diverse music styles for many years to bring the sounds of Cape Town's townships to the world.

Midge meets the musicians in Langa township and learns about the project and Abavuki's tough backgrounds.

Midge Ure travels to Cape Town to meet a group of young township musicians.