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  • Majurugenta [RealWorld, 1993] A-

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Majurugenta [RealWorld, 1993]
The Mozambican music is happy yet principled, soukous-smooth even if the interlocking rhythms show off their seams and the horns are equal parts intricacy and palpable deliberation. The translations add attacks on "fashion" to various unusual, banal ways to die--no medicine, no transport, your general civil-war horror. In short, three-dimensional agitprop--tragedy and left puritanism in one resolutely hedonistic package. A-