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The Musical Odyssey of Sankofa with Thandiswa Mazwai

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Thandiswa Mazwai stands as one of the most influential musicians in post-apartheid South Africa, with a career spanning nearly three decades dedicated to championing Kwaito, a vibrant dance music genre. On April 1st, Thandiswa captured headlines with her highly anticipated Tiny Desk performance, captivating audiences with her opening track "Nizalwa Ngobani?" and concluding with the soulful "Lahl'umlenze." Today, she once again graces the spotlight with the release of her latest single, 'Kulungile,' a precursor to her upcoming album 'Sankofa,' scheduled for release on May 10th. Collaborating with pianist Dr Nduduzo Makhathini, 'Kulungile' delivers a poignant message of resilience, urging listeners to overcome past wounds and discover inner peace. The song's title, translating to 'it is well' in isiXhosa, serves as a powerful reflection of Mazwai’s personal journey, resonating with the universal truth that pain subsides and healing is possible. Today, she joins us to delve deeper into the inspiration behind 'Kulungile' and her upcoming album, 'Sankofa.'

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