Songs of War, Songs of Protest

A mixtape by Neo Muyanga and storyline drawings by Afrah Shafiq, Walking is more, 2020, created for the new Inflight Magazine, Lines of Consent.

 

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1. Nkosi Sikele’ iAfrika (“God bless Africa”, sung by an unidentified chorus of South African revolutionaries in exile in then-Tanganyika, 1965)

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2. Salve Geral (a greeting, by Alafia, based in São Paolo, released in 2015)

3. Work Song (sung by Nina Simone, circa 1966)

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4. Ifrikiya (“Africa”, sung by Miriam Makeba at the opening of the Pan Africa Games in Algiers, 1978)

5. Aar Koto Kaal (from Sumangala Damodaran’s album, Songs of Protest, honouring India’s workerist left of the 1940s and 50s, released in 2012)

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6. uSobukwe ufuna Amajani (“(Robert) Sobukwe wants Freedom Fighters”, sung by an unidentified chorus of South African revolutionaries in exile in then-Tanganyika,1965)

7. Cinco Cantos Religiosos (a medley of ritual songs of Candomblé, sung by Clementina de Jesus, recordings released in 2006)

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8. Sinful Fuckers (by the arch disrupter, Lee Scratch Perry, released 2009)

9. Con la Guerriglia (sung by Gruppo Padano di Piàdena, circa 1962)

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10. Haiyu (a rousing song by Mariem Hassan, the voice of the struggle for Western Sahara, released in 2009)

 

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