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Metal Mornings 16 Black Sabbath 'War Pigs'

Woke up this morning to the delightful news that Black Sabbath will be releasing a brand-spanking new best of collection that the guys have complied themselves. 215 more words


Fighting back without hate

In 1975 everything was going well for a singer called Thandie Klaasen. She was climbing up the ladder quickly. She was making it.

Then suddenly her whole world fell apart. 1,206 more words

Arts And Culture

Another Music Discovery

However much Facebook CAN – if you let it – open up a bigger global community to its users, I have found that blogging has widened my horizons tenfold. 270 more words


ZASA to donate R14500 worth of food parcels to the needy

The Zambia Association in South Africa (ZASA) takes this December, the month of HIV awareness very seriously. ZASA has identified Miriam Makeba orphanage in Ivory Park with children whose parents died of HIV and AIDS to donate food parcels this Saturday 10th December 2016 at 14:30 hours (See google map at the bottom of this post) . 119 more words

South Africa

French singer’s music video filmed in South Africa goes viral 

Cape Town – French singer-songwriter, Jain has become a global sensation after releasing her first album titled, Zanaka.Now she’s making waves again with her latest music video titled Makeba, which was filmed in South Africa.The song is an ode to South African singer and civil rights activist Miriam Makeba.Growing up the 24-year-old’s French father used to play Miriam Makeba’s records at their home in Toulouse. 113 more words


1001 Songs - 1960

List Item:  Listen to the 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die

Wondrous Place – Billy Fury

At first blush this song feels like yet another British attempt to be Elvis Presley (it really didn’t help that Elvis didn’t tour in the UK). 981 more words

In Progress

The unsettled barriers to a Pan-African Passport

In its just-ended summit in Kigali, the African Union Commission discussed the steps the organization would take to introduce a pan-African passport.

Nkosazana Dhlamini Zuma, the chairperson of the AUC, said a pan-African Passport is a “steady step toward the objective of creating a strong, prosperous, and integrated Africa driven by its own citizens and capable of taking its rightful place on the world stage.” In her mind, it yields some sort of solution to some of Africa’s long-standing problems. 617 more words