A Musical Trip To South Africa - With Lenny Henry

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In this series of five programmes Lenny Henry is in South Africa to enjoy and experience the country through its music.

South Africa has one of the richest musical traditions on the planet with a wealth of talent to match.

Lenny meets the cream of that talent - from the legendary trumpeter Hugh Masekela (whose new show 'Songs of Migration' Lenny enjoys in Johannesburg) to S Africa's best selling recording artists, the Queen of Gospel, Rebecca Malope.

Lenny begins the whole series centre pitch at Soccer City in Jo'burg to the accompaniment of a chorus of Vuvuzelas - the deafening trumpets that blast out at football matches! He's invited onto YFM youth radio station to hear about Kwaito aka 'township house' music and finds himself in a recording studio with some of the country's hottest bands.

Producer: Susan Marling.

Lenny Henry opens the series at Soccer City in Johannesburg and enjoys the 'Kwaito' vibe.

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Apartheid had a lasting effect on music in South Africa.

Songs expressed political revolt.

With Hugh Masekela Lenny explores the legacy of the struggle and nostalgia for those days.

The producer is Susan Marling, and the programme is a Just Radio production for BBC Radio 4.

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Lenny meets the Queen of Gospel, the mega-recording artist Rebecca Malope, he is blown away by a choir in Soweto and the choir boy who's now South Africa's sexiest singing star.

The producer is Susan Marling, and this is a Just Radio production for BBC Radio 4.

Lenny meets the Queen of Gospel Rebecca Malope and is blown away by a choir in Soweto.

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Lenny investigates the 'lost tribes' whose music is endangered as the country modernises.

He gets into township Kiba and finds disaffected young Afrikaners reviving angry punk.

The producer is Susan Marling, and this is a Just Radio production for BBC Radio 4.

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Paul Simon's mega-album Graceland showcased South Africa's huge musical talent.

Now many more stars are going global.

Lenny meets astonishing Buskaid violinists and pop diva, Lira.

The producer is Susan Marling.

This is a Just Radio production for BBC Radio 4.

Lenny meets the music stars about to 'go global' from classical violinists to soul divas.