Panjea

Panjea

Chris Berry's life story sounds like it was written by a Hollywood script writer: a white boy from California becomes a master of African drumming and the mbira thumb piano, and with his worldbeat fusion band, Panjea, becomes an African star, selling a million albums in South Africa. Berry grew up a rock & roll kid in the northern California town of Sebastopol, where he fell in with a group of kids who got their kicks from shoplifting. As fate would have it, one of those kids lifted a tape from a music store that turned out to be an album by Fela... more