he told me that he is proud of the music in his culture
and then rattled off some names I have heard before
and some I have not.

I asked him if he had been born in a different part of the country
would he still like that music?
he said yes

I asked him if he had been born with a different skin colour
would he still like that music?
he said he would never have a different skin colour

I said use your imagination

he got up and walked away

I turned in my seat and watched Juanita Du Plessis sing her heart out