Thursday, 5 January 2017

74th birthday of Chuks Ihekaibeya

(Born 5 January 1942, Umuahia, Biafra)
Erudite scholar, diplomat, member of the crucial communication directorate of the Biafran resistance government during the Igbo genocide, carried out by Nigeria and its suzerain state Britain, 29 May 1966-12 January 1970, during which 3.1 million Igbo or 25 per cent of this nation’s population are murdered in this foundational genocide of post(European)conquest Africa
(Charles Mingus, the iconoclastic bassist and composer, plays the piano: spontaneous compositions and improvisations... [personnel: Mingus, piano; recorded: Impulse!, New York, 30 July 1963])

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