African musicians fighting for social and political rights

by Denis TUTU Source: Afrika news The music endorsed by the Afro-American Freedom movements has been popular in Africa since the 80s. It encouraged African musicians to get involved in social and political matters. They are now leading social movements to fight corruption in their countries. Conscious African musicians  Following his father’s steps, Seun Kuti,…

Senegal’s rappers continue to ‘cry from the heart’ for a more just society

by Zachariah Mampilly  Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies, Vassar College   Source: The conversation American musicians were once integral to political activism. The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom is recognised as a seminal moment in American history and a triumph for nonviolent resistance. Harry Belafonte, then a 36-year-old superstar of…

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