Archive | August 21, 2013

The African Festival of the Arts to Feature Music, Art and Culture – Brandy and Oliver Mtukudzi

Chicago’s largest outdoor cultural festival, the African Festival of the Arts, will feature an array of musical talents from around the African diaspora, along with several decidedly American acts such as Brandy. This year marks the 24th year of the Festival. Most music fans know Grammy Award- winner Brandy as the breakout teenage songstress who […]

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Mandela Documentary Examines Power of Music

What role has music played in Nelson Mandela’s life? A new documentary explores how he used song as a powerful weapon against apartheid. Nelson Mandela once said: “Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one […]

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