Gogo Mphila and Moses Phayinaphu Mncina are two musicians from the small African country of Swaziland. Gogo Mphila plays the tall makhoyane gourd-resonated musical bow and Mcina accompanies her on his umtshingosi bark flute. These two artists live in Nswangwini, Hhohho. ‘Akuna’nkomo’ is their debut duo album.
Bashayi Bengoma is an ensemble of traditional musicians from across Swaziland. Comprised of some of the country’s finest instrumentalists and singers, Bashayi is a collaborative project which involves rare live performances, workshops, and instrument demonstrations. These artists have joined forces to bring the timeless sounds of instruments such as the makhoyane and infiliji to urban audiences.