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Yakhal’ Inkomo

An explosive bellow from the spiritual heart of the black experience, saxophonist and composer Winston Mankunku’s Ngozi’s Yakhal’ Inkomo is at once a call to action, an open letter and a prayer. Recorded in 1968, as a cry mourning the Sharpeville massacre, and reinvoked in Mongane Wally Serote’s 1972 collection of poems, it tasks us with imagining dispossessed feelings in common as the basis of […]

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Inaudible I

By Salim Washington and Winston ‘Mankunku’ Ngozi Winston ‘Mankunku’ Ngozi: Ja, well, the Bellow of the Bull [inaudible]. ‘Yakhal’ Inkomo’ is like about the black people in South Africa. [Inaudible]. We had enough, so we were complaining, you know.  You see us laughing, but inside it’s not okay. And I couldn’t say that, you know, […]

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