South Africa Now - Show #N709

by Globalvision
New York, New York, United States
Undated, apparently March 27, 1991
Duration: 00:28:50
0:30 - Hugh Masekela; 1:06 - This week South Africa Now presents a Southern Africa music special with the sounds that move a region to stand up and get down; 2:03 - It’s time to move and grove on this special edition of South Africa Now with our man of Southern Africa sounds Mweli Mzizi; The show includes excepts of video performances by Brenda Fassie "Back President" , Johnny Clegg and Savuka "Cruel, Crazy Beautiful World" (Capitol Records), Chicco "Papa Stop The War" with the voice of The People's Poet Mzwakhe Mbuli (Gallo Records), Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse "Shikisha" (Gallo Records), Gei  Zantzinger (Director) David Coplan (Narrator) "Songs of Adventurers" , Ladysmith Black Mambazo "Hello, My Baby" (Warner Brothers Records), Mahlathini & The Mahotella Queens "Kazet" (Urban Africa/Polygram Records), Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited "Ngoma Yekwedu" (Bob Goen/Amy Merz), Namibian singer/composer Nathan Ndjiharine, Huch Masekela "Grazing In The Grass" (1990 performance SOB's New York City), The ANC Cultural Group  "Amandla" (Jonas Gwangwa, Director), Abdullah Ibrahim "They'll Come A Time", Andre LeToit, Gereformeerde Blue Band (Doxa Productions), The Genuines "Die Struggle" (Doxa Productions), Kalahari Surfers "Running Out Of Time" (Shifty Music), Kalahari Surfers "Reasonable Man" (Shifty Music), Phophets of the City (Ku Shu Shu Records), and Miriam Makeba "Amapondo" (Mercury/Polygram); the show includes video of a Cape Town group singing in Afrikaans about government oppression; the show Includes home video of music and dance shot in a refugee camp in war torn Mozambique and an impromptu performance of Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika (God Bless Africa); the show includes interviews of Brenda Fassie, Johnny Clegg, Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse, Mahlathini "The Lion of Soweto", Joseph Shabalala, popular Zimbabwean musician Thomas Mapfumo, Hugh Masekela, Jonas Gwangwa, Abdullah Ibrahim, an Afrikaner student leader, Warrick Sony, Miriam Makeba, New York University anthropologist David Coplan; the show includes a video of an SABC/CNN World Report on Miriam Makeba return to South Africa reported by Anton Enus. The show discusses banned in South Africa, Nelson Mandela, Lesotho oral poetry, miners, oral traditions, Famo dance, shebeens, Ezimnyama, the struggle for freedom, the Frontline States, refugees, drums, marimba, dance, jazz, an African rhythm, politics, the rhythms of resistance, white Afrikaners, apartheid, rappers from Cape Town, Chimurenga, P.W. Botha, Toyi-toyi, the cultural boycott, Enoch Sontonga, Xhosa, the South African Native National Congress, and the African National Congress (ANC). [Note: Phophets of the City (Prophets of the City) is presumably Prophets of Da City.  "Pappa Stop The War" is presumably "Papa Stop The War"]

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