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· June, 2015

Stories about Music from June, 2015

Introducing Swaziland’s Most Prominent Poetry Movement

  21 June 2015

Sabelo Mkhabela blogs about Swaziland's growing poetry movement: Swazi poet and visionary Themba Mavuso speaks with a humble, unrehearsed tone. He looks nothing like a poet – his hair is neatly combed and he spots a corporate office-ready white shirt and black chinos. Adding street to his attire is a...

“Where de Lizard?” Why the Caribbean is Fascinated with Them

  8 June 2015

These little creatures have different meanings in other cultures. Ancient Romans believed that the lizard symbolized death and resurrection, because it sleeps during winter and reawakens in Spring. For the Greeks and Egyptians, the lizard represented divine wisdom and good fortune. In the Caribbean, lizards have special significance as well....

Trials of Being an African Musician in New York

  4 June 2015

Osekre, the leader of New York based Afro-punk band Osekre and The Lucky Bastards, reveals the trials and tribulations of being an African musician in New York: I wish I received a heads up by friends in the real world about the reality of being a musician in New York City....

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