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"To this day, the singer’s visual signature is the elaborate topknots in his hair. On Shaka Bundu, his aural signature is his party vibe — hearty but not frantic, more plain sexy than raunchy. And the whole album keeps coming up with fresh variations, such as the title track.”

Milo Miles reviews the re-release of South African artist Penny Penny’s 1994 album Shaka Bundu.

image via rolling stone 

    "To this day, the singer’s visual signature is the elaborate topknots in his hair. On Shaka Bundu, his aural signature is his party vibe — hearty but not frantic, more plain sexy than raunchy. And the whole album keeps coming up with fresh variations, such as the title track.”

    Milo Miles reviews the re-release of South African artist Penny Penny’s 1994 album Shaka Bundu.

    image via rolling stone 

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  1. Nelson Mandela 1918-2013


As a tribute to Nelson Mandela, NPR has compiled music that captures his legacy:
The Mandela Playlist: A Life And Legacy, Told In Music View in High-Res

    Nelson Mandela 1918-2013

    As a tribute to Nelson Mandela, NPR has compiled music that captures his legacy:

    The Mandela Playlist: A Life And Legacy, Told In Music

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  1. Today Matthew Hart, author of Gold: The Race for the World’s Most Seductive Metal speaks to Terry Gross about the economic, environmental, and ethical implications of the commodification of GOLD.

He begins his investigation by visiting the Mponeng gold mine outside of Johannesburg in South Africa. While it is not the largest or deepest mine in the world, it is the deepest man made hole on earth:

It’s about 2.5 miles deep and it is, in fact, a hellish place to work. But I’ll give you a couple of facts:
… If you were standing at the bottom of that mine and looking towards the top, you would have towering above you a swath of ground and tunnels and shoots … about the size of Manhattan, taken from Midtown to the top of Central Park. … And every morning 4,000 men piled into it and go down into, many of them, to the very deepest levels to work.


image of Mponeng mine from the New York Times View in High-Res

    Today Matthew Hart, author of Gold: The Race for the World’s Most Seductive Metal speaks to Terry Gross about the economic, environmental, and ethical implications of the commodification of GOLD.

    He begins his investigation by visiting the Mponeng gold mine outside of Johannesburg in South Africa. While it is not the largest or deepest mine in the world, it is the deepest man made hole on earth:

    It’s about 2.5 miles deep and it is, in fact, a hellish place to work. But I’ll give you a couple of facts:

    … If you were standing at the bottom of that mine and looking towards the top, you would have towering above you a swath of ground and tunnels and shoots … about the size of Manhattan, taken from Midtown to the top of Central Park. … And every morning 4,000 men piled into it and go down into, many of them, to the very deepest levels to work.

    image of Mponeng mine from the New York Times

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  1. South African trumpeter and band leader Hugh Masekela has released more than 30 albums since his American debut in 1961. The concept behind his latest album, Jabulani, is deceptively simple. It’s a collection of South African wedding songs which Masekela remembers vividly from his youth. View in High-Res

    South African trumpeter and band leader Hugh Masekela has released more than 30 albums since his American debut in 1961. The concept behind his latest album, Jabulani, is deceptively simple. It’s a collection of South African wedding songs which Masekela remembers vividly from his youth.

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  1. Combat photographer Joao Silva, on voyeurism: “Somehow the camera gives us access to the most intimate moments in peoples’ lives. And you do feel out of place when you’re photographing a mother cradling a dead son or whatever the case may be. Or a young Marine helping an injured friend — you do feel like you’re somewhat out of place. But at the same time, you know that it’s important to do it. It’s what you’re doing there. Otherwise, stay home and hang out with your Playstation.” View in High-Res

    Combat photographer Joao Silva, on voyeurism: “Somehow the camera gives us access to the most intimate moments in peoples’ lives. And you do feel out of place when you’re photographing a mother cradling a dead son or whatever the case may be. Or a young Marine helping an injured friend — you do feel like you’re somewhat out of place. But at the same time, you know that it’s important to do it. It’s what you’re doing there. Otherwise, stay home and hang out with your Playstation.”

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  1. foreversavage:

Kudzanai Chiurai. (Zimbabwean, born 1981). We Always Have Reason to Fear. 2008. Two lithographed posters, 23 15/16 × 16 15/16”. Image courtesy MoMA.
Read more: http://www.dwell.com/slideshows/impressions-from-south-africa.html?slide=17&c=y&paused=true#ixzz1GU5eV7Sa

    foreversavage:

    Kudzanai Chiurai. (Zimbabwean, born 1981). We Always Have Reason to Fear. 2008. Two lithographed posters, 23 15/16 × 16 15/16”. Image courtesy MoMA.


    Read more: http://www.dwell.com/slideshows/impressions-from-south-africa.html?slide=17&c=y&paused=true#ixzz1GU5eV7Sa

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  1. Nathaniel Frank, the author of Gays in Foreign Militaries 2010: A Global Primer, and today’s guest on Fresh Air: "Research has uniformly shown that transitions to  policies of equal treatment without regard to sexual orientation have  been highly successful and have had no negative impact on morale,  recruitment, retention, readiness or overall combat effectiveness." View in High-Res

    Nathaniel Frank, the author of Gays in Foreign Militaries 2010: A Global Primer, and today’s guest on Fresh Air: "Research has uniformly shown that transitions to policies of equal treatment without regard to sexual orientation have been highly successful and have had no negative impact on morale, recruitment, retention, readiness or overall combat effectiveness."

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