Long Way Down - Episode 6
With the end in sight Ewan and Charley continue through Tanzania to the boarder with Malawi. Zawose and Brook's eerie Ntambalize Lijenje is the soundtrack as Eve arrives to join the journey. Over the sandy roads arriving at the beautiful lake to the sound of Imbizo and then on again to Ben Onono's Days of Days followed by Syd Kitchen and Madal Kunene's Zimpi Zombango. More gorgeous lake side lodges provide accommodation for the team accompanied by the music of southern Africa from Thomas Mapfumo and Dorothy Thobekile. As the bikers travel to Zambia and stay in the little local village you can hear the more traditional sounds of Farafina. On into the stunning countryside of Botswana and the pace quickens to the music of the Afro Celt Sound System and Big Blue Ball's Whole Thing as the bikers drive through the endless volcanic moonscape. They reach the Skeleton coast of West Africa to the moving music of Ayub Ogada. The sun rises as they reach the southern most tip of Africa to the music of Imbizo and the journey reaches its close in Cape Town to the sound of Ben Onono's Blink.
Double CD released December 3rd. Thirty tracks follow the intrepid bikers on their journey south from John O'Groats to South Africa.
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