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Old African Music

Harari – Musikana

2 classic albums from psychedelic South African afro-rock, Rufaro and Harari, are re-released on 3/1/2021.

The Beaters – Harari was released in 1975. After changing their name, Harari went into the studio late in 1976 to record their follow-up, Rufaro / Happiness. In 1976 they were voted South Africa’s top instrumental group and were in high demand at concert venues across the country.

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Old African Music

Rex Rabanye – O Nketsang

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Global

Biko – Peter Gabriel & Playing For Change

In honor of Black History Month, we are proud to bring the message of Peter Gabriel’s “Biko” back to the forefront, 40 years after its initial release. Inspired by the death of anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko while in police custody, this song’s relevance still holds true with the unfortunate police brutality that continues to take place in the USA, Nigeria and many places around the world.
More than 25 musicians from seven countries join Gabriel for this global rendition to share a message of unity, peace, and hope, including Beninese vocalist and activist Angélique Kidjo, Silkroad’s Yo-Yo Ma, and bass legend Meshell Ndegeocello.

Playing For Change

South-African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko was murdered in police custody in 1977.