Monday music: “Township Jive”

In 1986, Paul Simon released Graceland, several songs from which used South African musicians and South African musical styles. When he went on tour to support the album, he had a backup band made up almost entirely of South African musicians (led by the great Ray Phiri on guitar), and also brought along singer Miriam Makeeba, trumpeter Hugh Masekela, and a cappella masters Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Here’s how they opened their shows, with a great folk song called Township Jive that featured, well, everybody…..

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