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Musa Manzini

Jazz artist plays guitar during brain surgery

JOHANNESBURG: South African jazz artist Musa Manzini has played his music all over the world, but one performance stands out - strumming his guitar while surgeons operated on his brain. A video of the multi-instrumentalist and university lecturer taken during the six-hour surgery for a brain tumour, shows him lying on his back in the operating theatre, surrounded by scrubbed-up medical staff, plucking the strings of his guitar. This allowed doctors in the South African city of Durban to observe which areas of his brain…