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“Famo” from Lesotho

“Famo” is an accordion-based popular style of music in Lesotho, with roots in the South African mines.

Listen to Hugh Masekela’s “Stimela”, and you’ll get a vision of the men on the train coming from far away to get a job.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_m9Xz0yOoo

There’s a lot of gang violence associated with this music, but that’s another subject. Just enjoy Famo…