The Accordion Wars: Famo music and gang violence in Lesotho | music
How musical rivalry in Lesotho gave beginning to gang violence.
Fierce rivalry between followers of a novel, accordion-based, musical custom generally known as Famo has fueled years of lethal gang warfare within the tiny African kingdom of Lesotho.
Financed by organized crime and gold salvaged from the world’s disused – however nonetheless productive – apartheid-era mines, the murderous feuds have now spilled over into neighboring South Africa.
So why is that this mix of conventional songs with Western devices inflicting such violent animosity and what will be performed to deliver it underneath management?
For Individuals & Energyfilmmakers Naashon Zalk, Hamilton Wende and Tankiso Makhetha went to search out out.