Keith Kahn Harris

professionally curious, communally engaged

Metal jew

Botswanan Metal on CNN Inside Africa

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CNN’s Inside Africa programme has a story this week on Botswanan Metal. I haven’t caught it yet but it’s repeated several times during the week. I’ve had an interest in Botswanan metal for a while and I hope to visit the country and explore it’s metal scene as part of my Unbound project. Obviously I have some bitter-sweet feelings about the ‘discovery’ of the scene by CNN – selfishly I guess, I wanted to be the one who ‘revealed’ it to the world!

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