A classically trained pianist and cellist who has put in years as an entertainment lawyer, Unathi Malunga is adding new notes to her score. She is studying orchestral conducting, and plans to be the first black African woman to conduct a professional orchestra.
Self-taught and using patched-up, homemade and reverse engineered instruments, the Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste is doing something extraordinary. The only all-black orchestra in the world – and the only orchestra at all in central Africa – it is revelling in the beauty of classical music.
South Africa's iconic vuvuzela trumpet, the symbol of football in the country, may have a special role to play in the 2010 Fifa World Cup – if traditional music man Pedro Espi-Sanchis has anything to do with it.