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Inside/Out with Rina Mushonga, singer and guitarist
Kubatana.net
July 17, 2009

Read our interview with Rina Mushonga

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Describe yourself in five words?
Unconventional, impatient, creative, very social and sassy.

What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
Finish what you start.

What's the most ridiculous thing you've ever done?
I find myself in ridiculous situations but what is out there is skinny-dipping in the Sharon pool.

What is your most treasured possession?
It's pretty lame, but my guitar.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
I don't want to sound like a beauty queen, but poverty.

Do you have any strange hobbies?
No strange hobbies.

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
I think I'm pretty fabulous.

What is your greatest extravagance?
Travelling; I will go without a lot of other things to able to pay for a ticket to go somewhere.

What have you got in your fridge?
I can't remember, I think some cheese.

What is your greatest fear?
Being alone forever.

What have you got in your pockets right now?
My capo and one dollar.

What is your favourite journey?
I travelled through Morocco for a month with a friend and we ended up in the Sahara desert.

Who are your heroes in real life?
Desmond Tutu for sure. Whenever I see him I feel warm and fuzzy. And the usual suspects: obviously Nelson Mandela, you can't really not mention him. In a way that being said I think our generation needs heroes I don't think we have enough heroes.

When and where were you happiest?
There is no time that I can say I was happiest. But I am generally happy when I'm travelling and seeing new places.

What's your biggest vice?
Smoking. I knows its something that I can easily quit but . . .

What are you doing next?
I'm going to shop for food because I'm having friends over for dinner.

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