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Remembering The Queen of African Pop: Brenda Fassie

13 years ago, the African music industry was left poorer by the passing on of Brenda Nozolla Fassie, popularly known to her fans as “MaBrrr”. Born in Langa township near Capetown in 1964, Fassie would have been 53 this year. We celebrate the life of the doyenne of South African music. Her voice lives with us every day.Today we remember the music icon by sharing our five best songs.

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Greetings from the Khan el-Khalili in Cairo, Egypt

Today we are in Khan el-Khalili the major souk (Arab market) in Islamic Cairo. It is in the bazaar district, one of Cairo’s main attractions for tourists. You will be greeted by the scent of spices, the hustle and bustle of trade, and the many beautiful objects that can purchased in between the alleys for. On its narrow streets one can find a variety of beautiful souvenirs including baubles. Shop owners jostle to bring customers their stalls.