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Paul Simon’s Graceland Reconsidered

2011 was the 25th anniversary of Paul Simon’s “Graceland.” I don’t have to remind you of the album’s significance. It is hard to imagine now the impact of that album,…..

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Hugh Masekela's football skills

This is a music break with a football reference in there. In 1984 Hugh Masekela’s single “Don’t Go Lose It Baby” (off the album “Techno Bush”) reached number two for…..

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For Us By Us?

The Africa we dream of/Only 8 goals away. This from the “8 Goals for Africa” song, which is part of an awareness and advocacy campaign developed by the United Nations…..

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Hugh Masekela the critic

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The Coal Train

Hugh Masekela, the giant trumpet player (he had a Billboard no.1 hit in 1968. People forget that), has a new show, “Songs of Migration,” that just played  in Johannesburg (a…..

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Wax Poetics "Africa Issue" and Other Links

* I just got the Wax Poetics Africa Issue in the mail.  Though the issue may give the impression that good music stopped being produced in Africa since the 1970s–in…..