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Africa Day: Celebrate it with hard work

Posted in Africa with tags , , , , on May 25, 2009 by Rouvanne
African Union

African Union

May is Africa Month; so declared to celebrate the establishment of the Organisation of African Unity on 25 May 1963, although, this organisation was disbanded by former President Thabo Mbeki in 2002, and then reformed as the African Union. The saying goes, ‘a rose by any name would still smell as sweet‘. Or would it? Does this organisation really have to power to change the destiny of this continent and it’s people?

The leaders of tomorrow?

The leaders of tomorrow?

Being an African, and a part of a new generation of South Africans, I am forced to look north towards the rest of the continent, and wonder if it will ever rise out of the misery and sadness that keeps it from really being a part of the world community.

But at the same time I have this terrible problem of being an optimist by nature; I have this faith that this is Africa’s century. A time to be nurtured from within. Really making a go for it! Continue reading

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Interview at the Pan African Space Station

Posted in Music notes with tags , , , , , , on April 17, 2009 by Rouvanne

melt-logo1I was fortunate enough to spend an evening at the Pan African Space Station (PASS) with DJ Ntone Edjabe, while he was interviewing Robert Trunz and playing a wide selection of tracks from MELT albums.

The PASS podcasts are streamed out during the festival months of July to October, and so you’ll have to wait a while before you’ll be able to get insight into Ntone’s passion for music for the label, and of course to hear some of Roberts stories from the early days of his first musical trips to South Africa in the 1990’s. Oh – and I give a little punt for this new blog too – as by then there should be loads more interesting material on this site! Continue reading