Thursday, March 18, 2010

Amazing Guitar Player from Botswana



Bokete7, who shot the video, told Boing Boing about this remarkable guitarist from Botswana:
"Ronnie Moipolai [is] from Kopong village in the Kweneng district 50 km west of the capitol Gaborone. He is 29 years old and goes around the shebeens selling and playing his songs for 5Pula each (80dollarcents). He learned guitar from his now late father, has 3 brothers that also play guitar (KB is one of them), has also a big sister and plenty of kids in the yard. Nobody has a formal job and his mother sells Chibuku beer and firewood they get from the bush trying to make ends meet."

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