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Who is Walter Rodney?

Who is Walter Rodney? Via Nate H. Advertisements

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Cesária Évora

Via Africasacountry: This morning, Cape Verdean singer Cesária Évora passed away in Mandelo, São Vicente, the island were she was born. One of the many meanings of “Sodade” — that most difficult to translate Creole word — is a feeling of … Continue reading

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The Field

Mason Jennings, The Field

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Pro-War Songs

In preparation for my International Politics classes on why nations go to war next semester, I’ve been asking my friends to recommend pro-war or patriotic songs (I’ll be using anti-war songs too but I’m more familiar with that genre). If … Continue reading

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Moi et Mon Camion

Merz, Moi et Mon Camion (via N).

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Racist friend

My dad brought us up on a diet of quality music. Including The Specials. (Who are from my uni town of Coventry UK). I remember him blasting Free Nelson Mandela and jumping around the living room when I was a kid. I … Continue reading

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Sweet tooth

I was lucky enough to see Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings at the historic Fitzgerald theater last night.  I’m still on a bluegrassy high…

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