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SSEWA SSEWA NVA K’LA – Grooves from Kampala, Uganda

‘The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be captive of the environment you find yourself in’, says forward-thinking Ugandan multi-instrumentalist Ssewa Ssewa, reflecting on the day he was prompted to invent the Janzi (pictured left). The 15-string, non-magnetic instrument was created after a fellow musician was unable to pass through airport security metal detectors with his traditional adungu.