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Freshlyground 'Revolution/Redemption Song' (Live Acoustic)

Live acoustic performance from Freshlyground for the ONE Campaign's Agit8 protest music project.


Afro-pop activists Freshlyground are featured in the latest video presented by the ONE Campaign's agit8 project. The overcrowded, heavy-bassed, anything but chill space of a beloved Cape Town minibus is transformed into, well, quite the opposite: an on-the-go stage for acoustic covers and peaceloving dialogue. In between campfire takes on two of history's most weighty activist tunes ("Revolution" and "Redemption Song,") Freshlyground's angel-voiced Zolani Mahola and bassist Josh Hawks swap stories of protest music during apartheid, as well as in post-apartheid South Africa. Watch the jam session below and check out more live performances from the agit8 project featuring Spoek Mathambo x Krar Collective and the Brother Moves On. Learn more about ONE Campaign's agit8 project centered around protest songs — “an urgent call for action against extreme poverty… leading up to the G8 summit in Northern Ireland.”

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The Netherlands Returns Nigeria's Centuries-Old Stolen Artefact

The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

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