Inna Modja – Tombouctou (Clip officiel)

This video speaks to the devastating effects of war on women, and the spirit of resistance that emerges to confront such existential threats. It is the official video released by Inna Modja in 2015 to accompany the release of her album: Hotel Bamako.

Special thanks to Clyde T. who sent me the link from Panama.


Also from Hotel Bamako: Outlaw.


Inna Modja


Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of the New York Times bestseller Between the World and Me (Random House, 2015), National Book Award nonfiction nominee, and McArthur Grant Fellow spoke at the Cramton Auditorium at Howard University in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, October 7.

Special thanks to Januwa Moja.


Simphiwe Dana is a Xhosa Singer and song-writer in South Africa. Due to her unique combination of Jazz, Afro-soul, RAP and Traditional music, she has been hailed as the “new Miriam Makeba”.wiki.

Mayine (Official Video)

MAYINE tells the tale of being cursed and shackled by a lack of self-awareness.


State Of Emergency Lyric Video – International Version With Subtitles


Bantu Biko Street


Nzima (Official Music Video)

The song is inspired by the Marikana tragedy.

According to Dana the song is drawn from centuries of pain and violence.

“It is essentially a prayer for a people that have had a history of violence inflicted upon them,” she says.

“A prayer for Marikana. The wretched of the earth will one day rise and offer their lives as a covenant written in blood. For their children to see the sun again.”


Check out this recent interview with the activist-singer-songwriter at City Press.


Photo: Lesego Legobane

Photo: Lesego Legobane

John Coltrane – Offering Live at Temple University – Documentary


Recorded November 11, 1966
Mitten Hall, Temple University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Available as Deluxe 2-CD digi-pack or Deluxe 2-LP Limited Edition
pressing of 2,000:…

“A ninety-minute session of sustained intensity: experimental, frenzied at times, and deeply spiritual… Coltrane was pointing the way forward for generations of players to come, pushing the music to exhilarating, spiritual heights that caught most by surprise. In 1966, that wasn’t what jazz performances were about—not yet.”
– Ashley Kahn, jazz journalist & historian

Featured Artists:
John Coltrane – soprano & tenor saxophones, flute & vocals
Pharoah Sanders – tenor saxophone & piccolo
Alice Coltrane – piano
Sonny Johnson – bass
Rashied Ali – drums

Additional musicians include:
Steve Knoblauch, Arnold Joyner – alto saxophone
Umar Ali, Algie DeWitt, Robert Kenyatta – percussion