Wednesday, 15 April 2015

African times: 2015 CE

African times: What an epoch… Rilwan Akiolu, oba or king of Lagos, Nigeria, issues a proclamation to murder Igbo people domiciled in Lagos and dump their bodies in the Lagos lagoon (a bight notorious for the dumping of murdered Igbo in the Lagos region at the beginning of the Igbo genocide in 1966) as 400 other Africans who wish to emigrate to Europe drown in the Mediterranean (latest fatality in this dreadful voyage) at a time when a number of non-South African Africans are being murdered in South Africa by their hosts and Boko Haram in north Nigeria and al-shabaab of Somalia in Kenya expand their near-decade-old killing fields as more news of the murder of yet another African male by local police in the United States breaks through…

(Andrew Hill Sextet, “Dedication” [Hill, piano; Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Eric Dolphy, bass clarinet; Joe Henderson, tenor saxophone; Richard Davis, bass; Tony Williams, drums; recorded: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliff, NJ, US, 21 March 1964)
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