Tagged: South Africa

East Berlin - attempted defection -

March 13, 1961 – East Berlin, OPEC, Cuba And Other Frying Pans.

If we’re helping relieve the boredom, chip in: Become a Patron! The Cold War climate was getting stirred up, this March 13th in 1961. News that West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt left a meeting with President Kennedy saying there would be no trouble coming from the Soviets in the immediate...

South Africa Votes - 1994

April 26, 1994 – New Day In South Africa – A Deal For Accused Russian Spy

April 26, 1994 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 26, 1994 – A historic day for South Africa. For the first time ever, South African Blacks were voting in the country’s general election. After decades of apartheid and brutal oppression, it was a new...

Mahlathini and The Mahotella Queens - Glastonbury 1989

Mahlathini And The Mahotella Queens – Live At Glastonbury 1989 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Mahlathini And The Mahotella Queens – Live At Glastonbury 1989 – BBC Radio 1 – As a tribute and remembrance of Winnie Mandela, who passed away early this morning at the age of 81, I thought I would run this concert by one of South Africa’s premier and best-loved singing...

The Joy Formidable - in session 2009

The Joy Formidable In Session – 2009 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Joy Formidable – in session 2009 – BBC 6 Music – The Joy Formidable to end the week. Coming up on 10 years together (they formed in 2007, although their Facebook page says 2009 . .not sure about that), The Joy Formidable have three studio albums out since 2011,...

Hugh Masekela

Hugh Masekela – Live At Inntöne Jazz Festival – 2010 – Past Daily Downbeat

Hugh Masekela – In Concert from the 2015 Inntöne Jazz Festival – Diersbach, Bauernhof, Austria – May 21, 2010 – RAI Radio Tre – Hugh Masekela this weekend and his delicious roux of Afrobeat Jazz, as performed during the 2015 Inntöne Jazz Festival in Austria and broadcast by RAI Radio...

South African elections 1994

April 27, 1994 – A Mountaintop Day

April 27, 1994 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 27, 1994 – the day all of South Africa went to the polls in the first truly democratic election in the country’s history. Nelson Mandela was expected to win handily, as South Africa’s Black majority...

Race Relations Worldwide – 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Race Relations Worldwide – 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Race Relations Worldwide – Chicago University Roundtable – 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Race Relations. 1948 was an election year, and several pieces of civil rights legislation were introduced in Washington in an attempt to end racial discrimination in America. But how was it going in the rest...

Tussilago – In Session At Sveriges Radio – 2015 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session/Rock Without Borders Edition

Tussilago – In Session At Sveriges Radio – 2015 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session/Rock Without Borders Edition

  . . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Tussilago – In Session at Sveriges Radio P3 – June 3, 2015 – Sveriges Radio Further evidence the world is having a mind-blowing experience. From Sweden comes the latest installment of Better Living Through Chemistry in...

The view from Jo'Burg.

September 30, 1985 – Unaccounted For In Lebanon – Rioted Over In Jo’Burg – Grieved Over In Paris –

Turbulent times, worrisome times, mournful times – this September 30th in 1985. Beginning with news there was concern over the fate of six kidnapped and missing Americans in Lebanon, along with new hope things would work out. An anonymous phone caller to the Embassy in Beirut said time was running...