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  • Albert Mazibuko Of Ladysmith Black Mambazo Talks About Spreading Mandela's Legacy

    Albert Mazibuko Of Ladysmith Black Mambazo Talks About Spreading Mandela's Legacy
    Ladysmith Black Mambazo first blipped our cultural radar in 1986, with the arrival of Paul Simon's "Graceland." But for nearly 50 years, the Grammy-winning a cappella ensemble has worked tirelessly to promote South Africa's history and traditions. Their latest album, "Always With Us," weaves together traditional songs sung by the group's late matriarch, Nellie Shabalala, with newly overdubbed parts. CTNow asked founding member Albert Mazibuko about the new recording and current tour, which stops at UConn's Jorgensen Center on Feb. 1.
  • 'Let The Fire Burn' Playing At Real Art Ways

    'Let The Fire Burn' Playing At Real Art Ways
    Here's one small, disgusting detail from the aftermath of one of the most horrific incidents of government-instigated urban violence in modern American history: In May 1985, a little African-American boy runs from a building in flames in Philadelphia....

    'Prime Evil' apartheid killer up for parole in South Africa

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Apartheid death-squad leader Eugene de Kock, dubbed 'Prime Evil' for his role in the torture and murder of black South African activists in the 1980s and early 1990s, will learn on Thursday whether he will be released on parole...

    Local man helps bring soccer to children in Kenya

    "So you wanna go to Africa?" Samantha Cronin asked Sam Clynch at a Hartford restaurant where they both worked. It's not a question you hear often - possibly not even once in a lifetime - but it was asked, and without hesitation, 22-year-old Clynch said...

    Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 87 runs - result

    (Reuters) - Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 87 runs in the second one-day international in Kandy on Wednesday to level the three-match series 1-1. Scores: Sri Lanka 267 all out in 49.2 overs (T. Dilshan 86, R. McLaren 4-48) South Africa 180 all out in...