KALAKUTA SHOW REVISITED November 24, 1974 – November 24, 2014 November 23, 1974, the police aware that up till then they have been unsuccessful in their attempts to hold Fela directly responsible, for any of the alleged crimes finally attacked his house again. Three truck loads of Nigerian anti-riot police squad armed to the teeth with guns, batons, tear-gas, axes and cutlasses - like Fela sang in the album Kalakuta Show, held-up traffic for hours around Moshalashi area. They cut down the (...)
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AFRICA IN HISTORY
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AFRICA IN HISTORY
We in Radio Shrine intend to share with our viewers in this column dubbed ‘Africa in History’, our deep drinking from the rivers of African history. Like Cheikh Anta Diop in his book Civilization or Barbarism, 1981: “For us, the return to Egypt in all domains is a primordial condition to reconcile African civilization with history, to be able to build a corpus of modern human sciences, to renew African culture. Far from delectation with the past, a look towards ancient Egypt is the best way to conceive and build our cultural future. Egypt will play in a newly thought African culture, the same role the ancient Greco-Latin played in Western Culture”.
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Zensi Miriam Makeba (4 March 1932 – 9 November 2008). Zensi Miriam Makeba (nicknamed Mama Africa), was a Black South African Grammy Award-winning singer and civil rights activist who spoke-out against apartheid in South Africa. Born in Prospect Township near Johannesburg; South Africa on March 4, 1932, to a Xhosa father and a Swazi mother. Makeba campaigned against the South African apartheid system, and the South African government responded by revoking her passport in 1960 and her (...)
22 October, by
Radio Shrine! Gan! Gan! More often during debates and exchange of ideas, afrocentric is the term used by Eurocentric’s to perpetuate the myth of the “superiority of the great white race over the inferior black race” hence my choice: AFROCENTRIC MY BLACK ASS as title for this post. Afrocentricity or afrocentrism is a cultural ideology worldwide that took roots in the United States dedicated to the history of Black people. It is an answer to the global racist attitudes of Eurocentrics about (...)
2 October, by
Radio Shrine! Gan! Gan! Neo-colonialism is the geopolitical practice of using capitalism, business globalization, and cultural imperialism to influence a country, in lieu of either direct military control or indirect political control. Despite the decolonisation that occurred in the aftermath of the Second World War (1939–45), the “former” colonial powers continue to apply existing and past international economic arrangements with their former colony countries, and so maintain colonial (...)
30 September, by
Radio Shrine! Gan! Gan! Coffin for Head of State Commemoration - September 30th 1979 – September 30th 2014! “Meanwhile; Fela on his return back to Nigeria after the trip to Germany where he performed at the 1978 Berlin Jazz Festival, accompanied by members of his organisation and the Young African Pioneers, we visited the site of the dispersed Kalakuta commune and realised that General Obasanjo’s military regime had seized the opportunity of our absence from the country, to forcibly evacuate (...)