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    •  Trailer for documentary, (6+ / 0-)

      "Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony." Full video here

      A snip about it:

      Amandla! is an impassioned chronicle of the role of music as a means of protest and survival through more than 40 years of struggle against apartheid. ....

      It is a poignant portrayal of the triumph of spirit, through song, against one of the world's most repressive state apparatuses. .... In song lay the resilient spirit of an oppressed people. Also in song could be found that rare ability of South Africa's people to find humour and creativity in impossible conditions, in abject poverty - and in battle.

      When the first victims of apartheid brutality died protesting against the pass laws in the 1960s, they were singing. When innocent students were fired on by police with live ammunition during their protest against the use of Afrikaans in black schools in 1976, they were in song.

      It is good to see something of a folk revival around the Occupy movement. Heh. I can still sing harmony on "All we are saying is give peace a chance."

      Meteor Blades: "Don't tell me what you believe. Tell me what you do and I'll tell you what you believe."

      by cotterperson on Thu Nov 17, 2011 at 05:50:32 PM PST

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