Cultural Note: The Kanga

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I have talked about the (in)famous piece of cloth that is known as kanga (or leso, across the border to the north) when I posted on Taarab Music (you can find the wee extract here ). But I was pleasantly surprised to find a whole article dedicated to it in one of the leading newspapers in the region and wanted to share it with you.

It gives a good insight into the history, use and benefits of the kanga and also the cultural importance attached to it. Very interesting and informative read. Rather than me quoting bits and bobs of it, you’re better off reading it in its entirety methinks. Check it out