Friday, May 29, 2009

Sadly, Ivan Van Sertima has passed away.

A celebrated classic, "They Came Before Columbus", deals with a number of contacts: both planned and accidental, between Africans and Americans in different historical periods.Evidence for a physical/cultural presence of Africans in Early America is methodically examined.

Van Sertima reveals to us a compelling, dramatic and superbly detailed documentation of the presence and legacy of black Africans in ancient America.

In past postings I have addressed the 'Council of Elders', African Diaspora scholars.Please read:this and this. I have stopped writing about some of these issues because I was beginning to believe that I was "talking to myself". This notion of a "post-racial" America is as yet largely mythical. Please take time to read this past post: intellectual racism.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

"One tribe, Many Voices" Podcast episode 51

intro: Bacalao con Pan /Irakere

set 1

1. Jingo /Santana
2. Lord of the Golden Baboon /Mandrill
3. Tell Her /El Chicano
4. Mandrill /Mandrill
5. Oye Como Va? /Santana

set 2

1. Hang Loose /Mandrill
2. Se Acabo /Santana
3. Mango Meat /Mandrill

set 3

1. Viva Tirado /El Chicano
2. La Cuna /Ray Barreto

Check out this episode!

Enjoy! -- Rasheed Ali

Thursday, May 14, 2009

"One Tribe, Many Voices" Podcast Episode 50

intro: Epuguzu /Pierre Akendengue /Silence

1. Je Suis Fache /Abeti Masikini /Best Of
2. Nono Femineh /Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca /Tata Masamba
3. Vôa Papagaio Vôa /Gilberto Gil-Umbelina

1. Morro Do Kussava /Waldemar Bastos /Preta Luz
2. Tuta Weza /Embowassa /Tuta Weza
3. Nyamutamba Ne Mombe /Thomas Mapfumo /Zimbabwe Frontline

1. Minha Familia /Waldemar Bastos /Preta Luz
2. Ombela /Papa Wemba /Le Voyageur
3. Nyama Yekugocha /Thomas Mapfumo /Chamunorwa

Monday, May 11, 2009

"One Tribe, Many Voices" Podcast Episode 49

intro: Hamady Boiro /Baaba Maal /Lam Toro

set one:

1. Mousso Gnaleden /Les Ambassadeurs Internationales
2. Santhiaba Silo /Toure Kunda
3. Zuva Regufa Kwan /John Chibadura

set two:

1. Swing Yela /Baaba Maal /Firin' in Fouta
2. Relampiano /Lenine /In Cite
3. Thube /O' Yaba /The Game is Not Over
4. Tato wa Biso /Ray Lema /Gaia

set three:

1. Bay Bondye Glwa /Boukman Esperyans /Kalfou Danjere
2. Indiado /Sergio Mendes /Brasileiro
3. Umkhaya-Lo /Jabu Khanyile & Bayete /Africa Unite

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

"One Tribe, Many Voices" Podcast Episode 48

intro: In Too Deep /Damian Marley /Welcome to Jamrock

1. Funky Kingston /Toots & The Maytals
2. Now That We Found Love /Third world
3. Bubbling Hot /Pato Banton & Rankin Roger
4. No Contest /Chaka Demus & Pliers

set two:

1. Worth His Weight in Gold /Steel Pulse
2. We Beat the Drums at Night /Rasheed Ali & Rain People
3. 96 degrees in the Shade /Third World
4. Solidarity /Black Uhuru

set three:

1. Don't Turn Around /Aswad
2. Feelings /Aswad
3. King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown Deluxe Dub