The music of South Africa comes to life on the Internet at Qradio. The Web site, founded by Quincy Jones, offers samples and descriptions of the country's music. Follow the beat of congo drums to http://www.qradio.net. All of South Africa's music styles are featured here, including reggae, modern township pop and indigenous music. You'll meet the diverse artists who make up the music scene, including Vusi Mahlasela and Ladysmith Black Mambazo. You can search the music database and check out song clips, CDs and books. Qradio also broadcasts live radio to the Web. Plus, you'll be introduced to the culture of this vibrant nation.
SHOW OFF YOUR GREEN THUMBS
Help the plants take over the city! How? Make an urban garden. The instructions for the plant takeover plot are all at http://www.urbangarden.com/. Who's behind this plot? Well, someone who got tired of living in the city and seeing only metal and cement. She figured out a way to bring nature to her city apartment, and now she's passing on all her tips. First take a tour of the urban garden by searching "resources" for the map. You can visit every corner of this tiny forest. Then work through the month-by-month plans for all the advice on which kinds of plants to raise and how to do it. You don't have to live in the country to dig gardening.
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What birds are expected at the Urban Garden in June?
When did musician Hugh Masekela return to South Africa?
! Pub date: 5/19/98