As I’ve mentioned here before, my friend Pete has been in the African country of Malawi these past several weeks, conducting scientific research in support of his PhD thesis. Fortunately for those of us who care about Pete, he’s been blogging about his adventures, and I’ve found his posts absolutely fascinating, as they delve into subjects as diverse as the proper preparation of field mice for human consumption and the jury rigged musical instruments played by street musicians. And, now that he’s back in the states, we’re starting to see videos, like this incredible one of the Refuse Stealing Kukana Kuba Band.
You should watch it. It’s really beautiful stuff. I lack the words to describe it sufficiently. The best I can manage is to say that they’re like the Flat Duo Jets, only in Africa, and without either the amps or the youthful American bravado. I can’t help but watch this video of Pete’s and think about this.