inspired by Malcolm X

this is something to watch and listen to on a regular basis. the hard hitting questions delivered by Malcolm X and clips cut deep through the haze of everyday propaganda delivered by the media, our politicians, society… watch. listen. let the words sink in. then stand up and make a change. Continue reading

inspired by a poem by Magoleng wa Selepe

was just going through my study material for my literature studies when i stumbled across the poem below. it immediately sent me back to my high school english classroom in the nineties. the only class where i was fired up and inspired (Mr Rissi was the best). it was published in 1988 and it remains relevant now, more so for me now than when i first heard it. it raised me up. Continue reading

inspired by Gwenyambira

i’m a novice mbira player but haven’t played any on my mbiras in a long time – i miss playing. i’ve loved this instrument since i first heard it years ago. it’s amazing.

In Shona music, the mbira dzavadzimu (“voice of the ancestors”, national instrument of Zimbabwe) is a musical instrument that has been played by the Shona people of Zimbabwe for thousands of years. The mbira dzavadzimu is frequently played at religious ceremonies and social gatherings called mabira (sing. “bira”). (from wikipedia)