Monday, April 24, 2006

Sad news

Sometimes you find sad news when browsing around the web...
I was looking around to see what the guys from the South African band Tananas are up to nowadays. I Googled one of the members, and came across this story about Gito Baloi from April 2004: South Africa music star shot dead. F u c k....

Here's a page in memory of him, and a bio page on Sheer Sound's website.

I'm lucky enough to have seen Gito play several times along with the other members of Tananas, the last time being the WOMAD festival in Marymoor Park here in Redmond, WA.

On the positive side, it looks like Steve Newman and Ian Herman are playing together again, with a new bassplayer (Mlungisi Gegana).

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