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SOUTH AFRICAN FREEDOM SONGS

Program: 
Africa-O-Ye!
Air date: 
Thu, 12/19/2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Music in the struggle for liberation.
Music has played an important role in liberation struggles the world over. In the South African struggle against apartheid, song was especially powerful. Celebrating the life and work of Nelson Mandela, this week on Africa O-Yé! we look back at this musical legacy. We will hear selections from Abdullah Ibrahim and Sathima Bea Benjamin, Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, and many more. In the mid-section of the program [starting at about 1:30] we will air an hour-long radio documentary 'South African Freedom Songs' produced by Lucie Pagé in 2000. The documentary features the voices of Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Ronnie Kasrils, and many others. This week's host: Andy Hosch

 

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