Until very recently there had never been an instrument such as an African violin. Today, the only violin of its kind sits quietly in an office at Stellenbosch University. It’s the only violin in the world to be made from indigenous African wood – yellowwood, and sapele – and it’s unlikely that many more will be made.
Video: Maxine February
Violinist: Callen Petersen

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Nidha Narrandes

Nidha Narrandes is a food-obsessed travel addict with 21 years of journalism experience. Her motto - Travel. Eat. Repeat. She is happiest on a road to nowhere without a plan. A masterchef at home, she can't do without chilli - because chilli makes the world a tastier place.