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Bhundu Boy

Rise Kagona

guitar hero on two continents

The BBC's Andy Kershaw sites him as having changed his life, and the late John Peel famously broke down in tears the first time he saw The Bhundu Boys perform live.


Back home in Zimbabwe, Rise is attributed with starting a whole new guitar genre, called Jiti, and his band, The Bhundu Boys, topped the Zimbabwe charts countless times.  In the 1980's and 1990's, the band toured the world extensively, and everywhere they went, people danced to their infectious Jiti music.


Now based in Edinburgh, Rise offers:

  • the Jit Jive Duo (guitar, african drums)

  • the Jit Jive Band (guitars, kit, marimba)


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