Coming to the Johannesburg Theatre this week is The Liberation Project, a unique collaboration by a group of seasoned musicians from South Africa, Italy and Cuba, who have come together to celebrate through song, liberation struggles from various parts of the world. With the main focus being on a reimagining of protest music from Cuba, Italy and South Africa, the concert also coincides with the launch of an international collaborative album, Songs That Made Us Free, produced by Neill Solomon, Dan Chiorboli and guitarist Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music fame.
Zulu Love is a group of musicians based in Soweto, Johannesburg. Their deep rich African harmonies blend traditional styles such as isicathamiya with upbeat African soul music.
Aubra Anthony is the strategy and research lead for the Center for Digital Development within the US Agency for International Development. On a recent work trip, I found myself in a swanky-but-still-hip office of a private tech firm.
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