mpingo - the tree that makes music (
Narrated by Sir David Attenborough. At a musical instrument factory in France, skilled craftsmen work fragments of African blackwood into clarinets and flutes for the international market. But in the early 1980s, with more and more wood cracking under pressure on the lathes, investigations turn to the plains of Tanzania, and to the Mpingo tree – the source of the remarkable black heartwood.

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