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Colombia pop star Shakira to sing World Cup anthem

A song by Colombian pop star Shakira and South African band Freshlyground has been chosen as the official anthem of this summer's World Cup.

The song, Time for Africa, is expected to be released to radio stations from next week and will be available for download from 26 April.

Shakira and Freshlyground will perform the song at the pre-tournament Kick-Off concert in Soweto on 10 June.

It will also be sung at the opening ceremony and at the final on 11 July.
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Oliver Mtukudzi's son dies in car crash

Twenty two year old musician Sam Mtukudzi son of Oliver Mtukudzi died in Harare, Zimbabwe early this morning when his car veered off the road and crashed into a bridge. Also killed in the accident was Sam’s friend and sound engineer Owen Chimhare.

According to the official Oliver Mtukduzi website, http://www.tukumusik.com/, both were travelling from Harare to Norton where they lived.

Mtukudzi and his wife Daisy were in South Africa on private business on receiving the news of their son's death.

For most of last week Sam and Owen were in South Africa mixing Sam’s second album.

Real music

Sep. 28th, 2009 08:09 pm
mahnmut: (This makes me sooo sad...)
Insightfully prophetic or universally valid for all times? Ten Years After (thus named because the band was formed 10 years after the end of conscription in UK) never stop sounding up-to-date. They were a huge player in the late 60s and 70s. But they still sound killer today, don't they?

Just listen to the words. Sounds like they knew what the future held. Or the worse possible explanation is that things have barely changed since their time - which doesn't sound very encouraging, if you ask me.

One thing has changed though. People were much more awaken then, than they are now. Ironically, in today's world of super-information and hyper-modern communication technologies, we're much more asleep, narrow-minded, more brainwashed than we ever were; and much more isolated too.

Sadly, such music is not made today.

Respect, TYA!

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Dorothy Masuka & friends will perform tonight in my very own neighborhood, Rosebank. Just a few blocks away from my home. Needless to say, I'll be on the front rows with Karen. It'll be a magical evening, I'm sure. The legendary Zimbabwean diva Dorothy Masuka was signed to the Troubadour record label when she was 16. She is also an acclaimed songwriter, best known for Hamba Nontsokolo and Dr Malan, which was banned during apartheid. She's 74 now, but she is still going strong and will share the stage tonight with famous friends and huge SA legends like Hugh Masekela, Abigail Kubeka and Sibongile Khumalo.

Samples )

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Just a glimpse of Jozi. Here, legend Abigail Kubeka performing Yini Madoda, part of "Sophiatown - Jazz And Apartheid In South-Africa"; an award-winning documentary dedicated to the now revived Sophiatown. Directed and produced by Pascale Lamche. A Little Bird / BBC / France 2 production for TV broadcasting UK/Ireland, SA 2003.

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Oldies but goldies. :-)

By the way I got a couple of tickets for Sunday. Dorothy Masuka & Friends will perform the live DVD recording at Joburg Theatre. The 'Friends' include huge names and national icons like Hugh Masekela, Sibongile Khumalo, Caiphus Semenya, Abigail Kubeka, etc.

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