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Mariam Makeba's family has won the rights to her music

Mariam Makeba’s family has finally won the rights to her music over her former business manager.

Graeme Gilfillan, owner of Siyandisa Music, took the late South African legend’s two grandchildren Lumumba and  1,346 more words

Don't Stop The Carnival: Calypso In The Sixties and The Birth of Soca

With his 1956 album ‘Calypso’, Harry Belafonte had achieved for Calypso what Elvis Presley had achieved for Rhythm and Blues. Harry Belafonte had brought Calypso music, in somewhat of a watered down form, to a mass audience. 1,420 more words


Track Listing 2018-05-18 #129

BeirutBiloma – X Ray
Bellanova – Stairway to Heaven
Nolwenn Leroy – La Jument De Michao

Caribbean Couple
Sizzla – Subterranean Homesick Blues
Popcaan – Love Yuh Bad… 128 more words

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Black Female Privilege

There was a rancid stigma tiptoeing in the background; a populated injustice I had no direct evidence existed. It was by oath, visual and word by others that I’d come to learn of it. 458 more words

Human Writes

Farewell, Bra' Hugh

The world lost one of it’s greatest musical ambassadors of Pan Africanism the day it lost Hugh Masekela, known as “Bra Hugh” in South Africa and much of the world. 1,515 more words


Miriam Makeba

Singer, political activist, philanthropist, mother, “Mama Africa” — Miriam Makeba (1932-2008) was all of the above. She was born in Prospect, a black township outside of Johannesburg, South Africa to a… 2,025 more words


Great Quote on Shaka Zulu by Miriam Makeba

The British often talk of Shaka Zulu as the ‘Black Napoleon’, but I think that Napoleon was a white Shaka!” Miriam Makeba

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