Zulu Space Oddities: From Sun Ra to Lupe Fiasco

“Love and Light Interested me so That I dared to knock at the door of the cosmos” – SUN RA Arkestra There is music and there are artists that dare to throw caution to the wind, yet like a masterly boomerang wielder, ensure that whatever they throw windward returns exactly where they are. These artistsContinue reading “Zulu Space Oddities: From Sun Ra to Lupe Fiasco”

The Freedom Trap

Is music the ultimate expression of human freedom? Having written so much about the music called jazz and the socio-political nuances it often carries, I do feel like I may be laboring the point just a bit, but each time I look through my old notes, I keep finding half-finished essays and quotations connected toContinue reading “The Freedom Trap”

The Language of Dance

It has been a long time since I have witnessed a contemporary dance piece that moved me so much. Just a few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to witness the collective multi-disciplinary installation of the Iqhiya Artists, a collective of women who met as students in Cape Town and subsequently formed a movement ofContinue reading “The Language of Dance”

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