Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand) – Hajj (The Journey)

From “Abdullah Ibrahim / Dollar Brand ‎- The Journey” Label: Chiaroscuro Records – CR 187 (LP) US, 1977 Composed by Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand) Recorded and Remixed by Bruce Gerstein at Downtown Sound Studio, New York, Sept. 1977 Piano, Soprano Saxophone — Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand) Trumpet — Don Cherry Alto Saxophone — Carlos Ward […]

Penny Penny — Shichangani Remix

Awesome Tapes From Africa (ATFA008) http://www.awesometapes.com/ CD/LP/MP3: amzn.to/1SvGUyn The remarkable story of South African singer and dancer Penny Penny is fit for Hollywood. A nearly homeless janitor without formal education gets a record deal, becomes a multi-platinum selling pop star, plays stadiums across Africa, then builds a career as a popular politician for Nelson Mandela’s […]

June 16, 1976 uprising, students relives that day

Today our nation commemorates the 38th anniversary of the student’s uprising of June 16, 1976. The student-led protests in Soweto – known as the Soweto Uprising – claimed about 23 lives in Soweto alone on the day of the march. The protests began in Soweto schools and spread across the country. The unrest was a […]