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  • Zombie – Fela Kuti

    Zombie is not Fela Kuti’s only song with a political meaning. On the contrary, Fela was a political activist who used music as his weapon against the Nigerian government’s authoritarian line and the lack of freedom in his country. This is a song that marked the beginning of a dark period in his...
  • Wasakara- Oliver Mtukudzi

    Oliver Mtukudzi is a Zimbabwean musician whose career kicked off when Zimbabwe was still Rhodesia. At the time Robert Mugabe, now president of Zimbabwe since 1987, was fighting for the country’s independence. Mtukidzi earned his popularity by performing political songs that spoke of national pride, resistance and unity, and...
  • A Journey Through Nigeria

    One seldom falls in love with a song the second one hears it, but it happened to me with ‘Soul is Heavy’. I had just finished reading Sozaboy by Ken Saro Wiwa a Nigerian environmental activist killed in 1995 whilst in prison. My curiosity for Nigerian history and society was at its...
  • One- Metallica

    Metallica was born in the early eighties and is now one of the most popular heavy metal bands in the world. Since the band’s formations many singles have been released but some say that One is the most acclaimed of them all. One was written by James Hetfield and...
  • Anarchy in the UK

    The English dictionary defines anarchy as: “A state of disorder due to absence or non. Recognition of authority or other controlling systems” In a conservative England, this is exactly the message that Sex Pistols wanted to get across. Panic, Mess, rebellion. Anarchy in the U.K. is a song by...
  • Help to Sing Redemption Song – Bob Marley

    ‘Redemption Song’ by Bob Marley is one of those songs that stick in the head of anyone who listens to it, because it brings together the strength of the lyrics and the sweetness of the melody. Recorded entirely acoustically, it differs from any other Marley’s songs, so much that...
  • The Doors- Unknown Soldier (1968)

    Another antiwar song,  The Unknown Soldier was released in the incredible 1968 Doors album ‘ Waiting for the Sun’. The Doors were composed of vocalist Jim Morrison, guitarist Robby Krieger, keyboardist Ray Manzarek and drummer John Densmore. They were known for their anti-conformist behaviour and their provocative and anti conservative...
  • Behind the scenes: Civil War – Guns N’ Roses

    Guns N’ Roses are probably one of the most famous bands in the history of music. Formed in Los Angeles back in 1985 they quickly reached success also thanks to the extraordinary vocals (and eccentricity) of the band’s front-man, Axl Rose, and the iconic guitar solos by Saul Hudson, better...
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