WILDCARD WEDNESDAYS: ON MUSIC WITH A MESSAGE AND SOCIAL ACTIVISM

Dark Hand in Heavy Chains

I am sure by now that you are acquainted with the #BlackLivesMatter after the wanton killing of young black men that are mostly unarmed . This movement first gained prominence  after the shooting of Trayvon Martin who was shot dead even though he was unarmed.The young man’s death led to the Million Hoodie March which was a portrayal of the young man in his dying moments. You will now find his example being used in songs such as Glory and even Beyonce’s Formation. This movement is causing America to have discussions over the race issue that has long plagued the country. Continue reading

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SAINTLY SATURDAYS: ‘MUNGU BABA’ BY RUFFTONE & GSU

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I recently attended the unveiling of the Safaricom Capture Kenya 2016 calendar .  Click here to see the calendar. To say that those photos were magnificent is an understatement. Is it just me or is there a ‘Kenya is the new cool’ movement going on? Suddenly all my brothers and sisters from Central have two Kikuyu names and you get a side eye if you call them by their Christian name. Well that is a good problem to have. More people now have Kenyan songs as their ringtones and even Ben Carson wants to come to Kenya. Continue reading