City Profile: Maputo, Mozambique

It's a hot — very hot — summer's night in Maputo's train station, and nobody's going anywhere. And that's just the way they want it. On a flatbed train car, under the latticed arches designed by Gustave Eiffel, Ghorwane, a local band that have been fusing African rhythms with politics since the early '80s, are shaking up a cocktail of sweaty fans. It's buzzing, but it's not full — not everybody in Mozambique's capital can afford the $6 door fee at Ka Mfumo Jazz Café (formerly Chez Rangel). Most people still get by on just $40 a month....

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