Daily Discovery: BLK JKS – uMzabalazo! (Live @ NAC)

Check out Johannesburg-based band BLK JKS performing live their “favourite urban traditional song ‘Join uMzabalazo’ (Join The Revolution)”.
 
The tune is a “for the people by the people anti-apartheid anti-colonial rallying a cappella fight song, turned African punk rock classic”.
 
BLK JKS performed it “outside the National Arts Council in Johannesburg – in protest and solidarity, with ‘Abahlali Base NAC’ group, who are looking to hold accountable the National Arts Council for gross mismanagement of up to 300 million worth of Covid-19 relief funding meant for the creative industries”
 
On the 21st of May, the quartet will be releasing a new album via Glitterbeat Records. Abantu/BeforeHumans marks BLK JKS comeback after an 12-year hiatus. More info on the LP here: https://idol.lnk.to/AbantuBeforeHumans
 

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Visions of Sound (March 2021)

Every month, we bring you a collection of the best world music-related videos. That’s our way to give value to too often overlooked, rich and diverse artistic expressions. Listen with your eyes! Watch the full playlist:

Artists: Alfa Mist , Ana Moura , Angelique Kidjo , Baianasystem , Balkan Taksim , Blinky Bill , BLK JKS , Branko , Dobet Gnahore , Heavy Baile , Joao Selva , Les Mamans du Congo , Magugu , Masayoshi Fujita , Matata , Natalia Lafourcade , Pascuala Ilabaca , Rrobin , Yemi Alade



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