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Change Is Pain
Mzwakhe Mbuli
Change Is Pain
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop
 
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This is the authentic voice of the people's poet Mzwakhe Mbuli -- a performance artist and activist from South Africa. This recording was banned in South Africa soon after its release. Mzwakhe was detained and jailed. Mzwa...  more »

     
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All Artists: Mzwakhe Mbuli
Title: Change Is Pain
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Piranha
Release Date: 10/17/1990
Album Type: Import
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop
Style: Africa
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 011661402447

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This is the authentic voice of the people's poet Mzwakhe Mbuli -- a performance artist and activist from South Africa. This recording was banned in South Africa soon after its release. Mzwakhe was detained and jailed. Mzwakhe's experiment here in reciting his poems to music, though reminiscent of Linton Kwesi Johnson and the Last Poets, owes nothing to either and is starkly original -- an anguished, frustrated, defiant yet compassionate expression of a talented soul, struggling to help South Africa find its way free from racist domination. As a bonus, the Rounder release includes a live recording of Mzwakhe reciting before a trade union rally to a wildly appreciative crowd.