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Norman "Otis" Richmond (aka Jalali)

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Prince: The great musician and his connection to Africans worldwide

"There is an African connection to Prince's film 'Purple Rain' as Director Christopher Kirkley re-imagines Prince's 'Purple Rain' on the mother continent."

Al Printice “Bunchy” Carter would have rode with Nat Turner

"If Bunchy had been on the same plantation as Nat Turner you can believe he would have rode with Nat Turner. Thatâ s the type of person Bunchy was.â Kumasi

Gil Scott and Jimmy Ruffin

  “The artist must elect to fight for Freedom or Slavery. I have made my choice. I had no choice. I had no alternative." Paul Roberson Robeson...

Mobutu, Ali-Foreman and the music in 1974

Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu Wa Za Banga was one of the worst African leaders who ever lived. Mobutu had a hand in the deaths of Patrice Lumumba (A Great Son of Africa), Maurice Mpolo and Joseph Okito on January 17, 1961.

Syreeta Wright-Muhammad Remembered

Singer-songwriter Syreeta was an African born in America, best known for her work with ex-husband Stevie Wonder, Billy Preston and ex-Spinner and Temptation G.C. Cameron.

A Book Review of Richard Williams’ (Serena and Venus’ dad) Black and White: The Way I See It

TORONTO-After reading Richard Williams, new memoir Black and White: The Way I See It, I thought about Black Uhuru's song, "Sponji Reggae." Williams is the "genuine character" that Michael Rose, their lead singer sang about.

Diasporic Music: Randy Weston, Jimmy Reid and African artists from Mali

  Randy Weston’s “Roots of the Blues”   Whenever I call, Randy Weston answers. Weston has supported me and my crew whether it was on Uhuru...

Remembering Syreeta Wright-Muhammad on Diasporic Music

  TORONTO--Syreeta Wright-Muhammad (August 3, 1946 – July 6, 2004) is gone but should never be forgotten.   Singer-songwriter Syreeta was an African born in America, best...

Diasporic Music: Remembering Bobby Blue Band, Etienne Charles’ new album, The Mighty Sparrow’s story, George Duke

Remembering Bobby “Blue” Bland   Bobby “Blue” Bland joined the ancestors on June 23, 2013. He was born Robert Calvin Brooks on January 27, 1930...

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