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The Caribbean: Standing by Mandela – by Sir Ron Sanders


By Sir Ron Sanders

In memorialising Mandela, Caribbean people can proudly say that they stood with him in the time of the great struggle against apartheid – and he showed his appreciation says Sir Ronald Sanders.

A single word appears on the stone marking his burial place.  It is “Mandela”; and it is enough

Since December 5, that fateful day when Nelson Mandela left the world bereft of a leader the like of whom mankind had seldom experienced, much has been written and spoken in deserving tribute to him. But, it should not be forgotten that he was once called a “terrorist”; and apartheid – the system of institutionalised racism against which he fought, losing 27 years of his freedom – was justified by many governments for whom the Cold War alliance with the racist regime that controlled the country was more important than the rights of non-white South Africans.

The purpose of this commentary is to recall the role played by Caribbean people in freeing Mandela and ending apartheid.   Continue reading

Equal rights and Downpresser Man – Peter Tosh – music video

Equal rights and Downpresser Man – Peter Tosh – music video

Bob Marley and the the Wailers – 1980 – Germany concert video

Bob Marley and the the Wailers – 1980 Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany  – Complete Show

This is a video of a complete show given by Bob Marley and the Wailers in Dortmund, Germany in 1980. This concert recording is: 1 hr 58mins.

The concert  starts with his backup singers the I-Threes, and features many of the most popular Bob Marley songs at that time.  Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh were NOT members of the band at that time  –  Here is Bob Marley in his prime.

Lucky Dube – Reggae singer from South Africa – 3 videos

LUCKY DUBE – No Truth to the World  {His story of why he sings Reggae}

Reggae superstar Lucky Dube and his band  deliver infectious roots rhythms to the people in this fiery live concert performances filmed in South Africa and elsewhere. Lucky Dube presents his message of liberation and social justice in uplifting and unforgettable songs such as “Truth in the World,” “House of Exile,” “War and Crime,” “Back to My Roots,” “I’ve Got You Babe,” “Reggae Strong,” “Remember Me” and many more.
He recorded 22 albums in Zulu, English and Afrikaans in a 25-year period and was South Africa’s biggest selling reggae artist. Lucky Philip Dube (August 3rd, 1964 — October 18th, 2007) was a South African reggae musician.

Here, we present three of his recordings… the first has an interview  where he explains that during apartheid reggae was banned. It is followed by the song “No Truth in the World”.  The second song is one of his most popular songs “House of Exile” recorded here at a concert in Uganda – (Lyrics are included).  The third is a “Mandela Tribute” celebrating the end of Apartheid and the freeing of their people.

Enjoy these videos and related ones that appear after them.  Click to view videos…>>>> Continue reading

Bob Marley’s father – a British captain from Essex – revealed

Revealed: the white ex-naval officer who fathered Bob Marley was a British captain from Essex

By Glenys Roberts –  Daily Mail UK –  April 19, 2012

Bob Marley’s father

Tall, imperious and imposing, especially on horseback, Captain Norval Sinclair Marley roamed the plantations of Jamaica bedding many of the teenage daughters of the estate workers he was supposed to oversee.According to local gossip, he seems to have been a British naval captain who came from Essex and had once served in India, but he ended up working for the British colonial service in the Jamaican backwoods in the Forties.By then, Marley was at least 50 years old, yet his brief liaisons resulted in a number of children. Continue reading

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