There’s something about this strummy, plaintive guitar music from South and Eastern Africa that I can’t get enough of. You could probably say that the melodicism is attractive to Western ears because of a sort of troublesome level of forced colonial-era cultural exchange, but I prefer to think of it as a masterful adaption and synthesis with recognizable elements of both traditional African music and Western folk music. The technique in the first video is pretty amazing. It looks like he removes the 5th string to emphasize the bass line and enable that really warm twang with forceful downstrokes on the higher strings. Anyway…no point in really talking about it too much, it’s better just to listen.
addendum: Johuat, please explain this matter/antimatter CP violation thing to us. thx.