In memoriam: Shams Bhanji

Dear friends
We are sorry to have to inform those who knew him that Shams Bhanji died at the age of 74 at his home on his beloved Zanzibar Island.
Shams lived a colourful life and spend many years abroad, far from his native Kenya, although he was born in Zanzibar. He would always tell us he was an East
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In Violent Region, Music Shop Is an Instrument of Change

Moïse Muhindo Kisuba believes affordable instruments and training can break a cycle of violence that has claimed thousands of lives.

Moïse Muhindo Kisuba builds a guitar at his workshop in Kirumba, south Lubero territory. Behind him, Egide Kasereka Kighoma, an apprentice, works on a drum. Credit: Merveille Kavira Luneghe/Global Press Journal.

Moïse Muhindo Kisuba builds a guitar at his workshop in Kirumba, south Lubero territory. Behind him, Egide Kasereka Kighoma, an apprentice, works on a drum. Credit: Merveille Kavira Luneghe/Global Press Journal.

Moïse Muhindo Kisuba sits on the floor of his … Read the rest