Blk Sonshine is a duo comprised of Masauko Chipembere and Neo Muyanga, who blend hip hop, jazz and folk with Southern African traditions. Chipembere was born in the U.S. to parents who were political exiles from Malawi, and he grew up listening to popular urban styles. As an adult, he returned to Southern Africa, where he met Muyanga, who grew up in the Johannesburg township of Soweto, and they developed a musical partnership. Blk Sonshine’s self-titled debut album was recorded in 1998 in California while on a U.S. tour that included a tribute concert to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, featuring Stevie Wonder. Chipembere now lives in New York and Muyanga in Cape Town, but they continue their collaboration while pursuing solo projects.