Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving II

Pat just gave thanks for the Internet and flash drives, because he has a lot of videos by the South African musician Johnny Clegg, which we can play later. According to Pat, Clegg is an accomplished Zulu dancer. Petty good for a white guy born in England.

I don't know anything about Zulu dance styles, but I will enjoy the Clegg videos.

Clegg's bands are interracial, which was illegal when he first began playing. His music combines Western and Africa musical forms and instruments, English and Zulu lyrics.

Something else to be grateful for: the music of Africa and the African diaspora.


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