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S3E12 - The Load Shedding Show

S3E12 - The Load Shedding Show

Playing tracks by

Michael Flek, Amampondo, Tony Cox, Johannes Kerkorrel en die Gereformeerde Blues Band, Mouers Family and more.

Non South Africans will be confused by the use of this mysterious phrase “load shedding”. It is in fact a euphemism employed by the country’s electricity giant (though the ‘giant’ may turn out to be merely someone of less than average height standing on a box) for its ongoing series of rolling power cuts. We think they figure if they call it something uniquely South African, South Africans will grow used to it – and, maybe even proud of it. After all, “Braaivleis, rugby, sunny skies and Eskom shedding the load…” sounds vaguely positive!

So… we at Tune Me What? – sitting pretty in London and San Diego respectively, where governments would fall if the lights went out for more than 10 minutes every decade – have done a solidarity and sympathy show of some great UNPLUGGED South African music. So, candles lit, coals fired up, batteries to hand… here’s 60 minutes of electricity-free music!