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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

The Contemporary Mark of Assata Shakur

This past July, icon of Black American activism Assata Shakur’s autobiography was re-pressed by Zed Books in London. At times thought to be dormant, black American activism has seen a resurgence in recent weeks across the United States after the killing of Mike Brown by police, and the suppression of protests in Ferguson, Missouri. In a timely guest post, Kwesi Shaddai reflects on Shakur’s

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Bebo Valdés: 5 films to remember him by

It is hard to underestimate the importance of pianist Bebo Valdés’ contributions to Cuban music. “Bebo”, who passed way at the age of 94 in Stockholm, Sweden yesterday, is considered to have been instrumental in “wedding traditional Afro-Cuban dance...

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Sunday Ephemera No.2

Whatever rightwing propaganda you’ve been fed or whatever you think of Fidel Castro now (no one should be leader of a country for more than 40 years), you can’t deny the decisive role Cuba under Fidel Castro’s...

Monday, November 16th, 2009

MUSIC BREAK / MANIC STREET PREACHERS

Music overload the last few days. Lots of work. I love this video (filmed by Andrew Dosunmu) and this band. This was filmed at the Paul Robeson theater which is two blocks away from where I live.