AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Stokely Carmichael

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Black Power Mixtape

When the documentary film, “The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975” first made the rounds of festivals earlier this year and went on limited release this summer, the reaction of mainstream critics and film blogs (example here) were overwhelmingly positive. I haven’t yet seen the film which is directed by the Swede Goran Hugo Olsson and produced

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Malaika

Rare footage of Miriam Makeba performing her standard “Malaika” (a Kenyan love song in Swahili) on Italian television in 1969.  Meanwhile, the song has been covered by a lot of people–like Angelique Kidjo, Boney M(yes Boney M)...