Always Intrepid, Musical Explorer Finally At Rest Composer David Fanshawe has died. He was 68. His most recognized work was the 1972 composition African Sanctus based on the music he collected while wandering Egypt, Sudan, Kenya and Uganda. We remember Fanshawe with an archival recording of him talking about the night he taped the "Faikava Love Song" on the Tongan island of Vava'u.
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Always Intrepid, Musical Explorer Finally At Rest

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Composer David Fanshawe has died. He was 68. His most recognized work was the 1972 composition African Sanctus based on the music he collected while wandering Egypt, Sudan, Kenya and Uganda. We remember Fanshawe with an archival recording of him talking about the night he taped the "Faikava Love Song" on the Tongan island of Vava'u.

LYNN NEARY, Host:

Unidentified Group: (Singing in foreign language)

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "FAIKAVA LOVE SONG")

DAVID FANSHAWE: Unidentified Group: (Singing in foreign language)

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "FAIKAVA LOVE SONG")

FANSHAWE: Unidentified Group: (Singing in foreign language)

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "FAIKAVA LOVE SONG")

FANSHAWE: Unidentified Group: (Singing in foreign language)

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "FAIKAVA LOVE SONG")

NEARY: And for this evening, that's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Lynn Neary. Thanks for listening and have a great night.

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