Thursday, January 20, 2011

She is protest, world warriors in progress

In honor of the birthday of Dr. King and Patrice Lumumba who was assassinated this week, I wanted to showcase sisters, worldwide, lifting their voices and their instruments in protest.

Some of these sisters are ones we know, some are ones we don't, but all are the epitome of dreams, hopes, and aspirations for humanity. I hope you all enjoy this amazing journey this beautiful afternoon.

Thank you to all the folks who called this afternoon giving me kudos, praising the music and women you heard, or generally showing support. Special shout out to Mabet of Habesha Market and Kat Okedeyi of LSP.

Diva of the Day, Andrea

  • Sophie's Theme 3:12 Pam Parker Imagine
  • Talking About a Revolution 2:42 Tracy Chapman
  • Jailer 4:08 Asa (Asha) Asa
  • Strong Medicine 4:19 Patty Reese Strong Medicine
  • We Shall Not Be Moved 2:22 Sweet Honey In The Rock Still The Same Me
  • Peace 3:09 Asa (Asha) Asa
  • Mbabazi 5:12 Somi Red Soil In My Eyes
  • Freedom Train 4:18 Sweet Honey In The Rock I Got Shoes
  • Ghetto Child 4:09 Shameika Copeland
  • So Beautiful 5:00 Asa (Asha) Asa
  • My Heart Stood Still Debbie Poyres Quartet Catch Your Breath
  • If You Really Are Concerned Then Show It 5:49 Afro Blue It's A Matter Of Pride
  • Alpha & Omega 6:24 Hey Rim Jeon Mona Lisa Puzzle
  • Door Peep 3:25 SinĂ©ad O'Connor Throw Down Your Arms
  • Sunday Nite Res-12 3:59 Res Black.Girls.Rock!
  • Wishy Washy Aster Aweke Checheho
  • Black Is 5:20 Lena Horne Seasons Of A Life
  • It's A Matter Of Pride 5:37 Afro Blue It's A Matter Of Pride
  • Baba Baba 5:49 Aster Aweke Checheho
  • Voodoo Reprise 4:15 Cassandra Wilson Traveling Miles
  • So Beautiful 5:00 Asa (Asha) Asa


Alix Maya said...

Miriam Makeba (4 March 1932 - 10 November 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a Grammy Award winning South African singer and civil rights activist. In the 1960s she was the first artist from Africa to popularize African music in the U.S. and around the world. She is best known for the song Pata Pata first recorded in 1957 and released in the U.S. in 1967. She recorded and toured with many popular artists, such as Harry Belafonte, Paul Simon, and her former husband and South-African Hugh Masekela. She actively campaigned against the South African system of Apartheid. As a result the South African government revoked her citizenship and right of return. After the end of Apartheid she returned home. She died on 10 November 2008 after performing in a concert organized to support writer Roberto Saviano in his stand against the Camorra, a mafia-like organisation local to the Region of Campania. She is my warrior woman and she lives in each of us that carry her torch towards freedom and justice for every living being on mother earth! Your set is not over but for me this was a second mother that I never had the privilege of shaking hands with.Hopefully you play a song of hers or maybe you have a show just about her one day to teach others her message and her struggle. Peace

Alix Maya

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