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Soundz of the South (SOS) | 'For Power' | #HipHop #Rap 🇿🇦 | With its accompanying #video, this song tells the harsh impact the coronavirus lockdown has on working class communities in South Africa.
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Pett Maluleke is a multi-talented artist, singer, record company owner, and producer. His latest release 'Tshwane' is a great recording in a long line of great South-African releases. Afro Pop, Jazz, Spirituals, hey even Reggae feature the album, sung in Tswana, Sepedi, Zulu, Tsonga, and English.
It has taken a tiny organism, SARS-CoV-2, to get even the most conservative traditionalists to accept that state institutions are essential to mobilizing national resources to protect and promote the common good. The fragilities of neoliberal economics have been laid bare.
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This is the befitting title of the book written by Sydney Fetsie Maluleke, a young man from Giyani in Limpopo Province of South Africa. He is currently based in Johannesburg where is working as an educator. Sydney grew up in a home of music. His father John Maluleke has been a great fan of Soul Brother for over 40 years. He has followed the group since its inception in 1976 up to this day.
Thoughts on Winnie Mandela by Suthukazi Arosi Through the window we all looked and have decided without knowing the exact truth.
Winnie Nomzamo Zanyiwe Madikizela Mandela
Destiny finds me in my beloved, my soul mate, my husband the father of my children in flesh. Yes, we were separated but in spirit we are one and united at last, when all was decided by mankind to break our ties.
Through the window they controlled my destiny.
I never give up as I know my destiny. I strongly believed in my fearlessness and the power of my words.
Hugh Masekela who passed on Jan 23, 2018 is an integral part of South African modern history, being part of the resistance against 'apartheid' oppression, the social issues he addressed in his music, as well as being a larger-than-life figure. 'Stimela' is the track that Hugh Masekela will probably be best remembered for as it encompasses all of his work both lyrically and musically. Such is the significance of 'Stimela' as it addresses the theme of hope against a backdrop of social injustice, central to South African modern history, a history still marked by decades of 'apartheid'.
'Stimela' was first released in 1974 on the album "I am not afraid" while Bra Hugh was still in exile following the political unrest surrounding the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre. Masekela studied at London's Guildhall School, then later on at the Manhattan School of Music. In New York he befriended Harry Belafonte, who helped him to settle in the United States as a student.