Weekend Music Break No.79

Still from Kendrick Lamar's "Alright"

An abbreviated music break for the weekend of July 4th, 2015:


Joey B and the Akwaaba Sound System do an impressive live interpretation of his international hit “Tonga”; Blitz the Ambassador has a new track “Shine” produced by Soulection crew member IAMNOBODI; Kwaito continues it’s resurgence with “Mr. Party”; Iba One from Mali declares his status as a “Rappeur International”; Kendrick Lamar says in spite of everything “We gon be Alright”; and Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux represents for the global South alongisde Palestinian Shadia Mansour.

Further Reading

Goodbye, Piassa

The demolition of an historic district in Addis Ababa shows a central contradiction of modernization: the desire to improve the country while devaluing its people and culture.

And do not hinder them

We hardly think of children as agents of change. At the height of 1980s apartheid repression in South Africa, a group of activists did and gave them the tool of print.