Representatives from KBMF-102.5 FM, Butte's community radio station, visited Nongoma, South Africa, and their sister station there, this winter after three visitors from the station had spent three months in Butte last summer. These images by Dark Sevier, KBMF music director, and Suzanne Stefanac, the station's DJ known as "Zorca," documented the trip they took along with station manager Clark Grant and Butte America Foundation board member Matt Boyle.
Prince Sbo Zulu's daughter Amahle, 8, enjoys a light moment with the visitors.
The main building in Prince Sbo Zulu's family compound.
A cow shares the front yard of Prince Sbo Zulu's compound with a visiting automobile.
Customers at the once-a-month market in Nongoma.
The Drakensberg Mountains, a few hours from Nongoma, evoked memories of Montana mountains for the Butte visitors.
Inside Nongoma 88.3FM, station manager Prince Sbo Zulu stands with Matt Boyle, Clark Grant, Dark Sevier, and Mokai Shux Malope as two station staffers work on a news program.
A traffic jam just outside Nongoma.
Caution signs like these certainly reminded the Butte visitors they were no longer in Montana.
Buildings in each family's compound are all painted a single hue, turning the rolling hills into a soft, rainbow mosaic.
Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu greets the KBMF visitors. From left, Prince Sbo Zulu, Mokai Shux Malope, Clark Grant, Matt Boyle, Dark Sevier, the King, Suzanne Stefanac and Thelemusa Welcome.
Clark Grant and Dark Sevier bought suits after they discovered they were mandatory for a celebration of the anniversary of Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu's coronation.
Giraffes view the visitors at Hluhluwe-Imfololzi Park, Africa's oldest wildlife sanctuary.