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The Zawose Family + "Lay Down Your Hearts" (short film)

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The Zawose Family + "Lay Down Your Hearts" (short film)

The Zawose Family, an East African musical dynasty, are in the UK this summer for a comeback tour, performing at WOMAD, London's Barbican, The Edinburgh Festival, and The Plough. The family's signature voices encompass the five-octave vocal range; singing that switches between falsetto and deep guttural sounds. This unique singing combined with fire dancing and the intense sounds of thumb pianos, African violins, ankle bells and drums provides a magical representation of Wagogo music that has both charmed and fascinated audiences across the world.