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NYC: Blitz the Ambassador Live at Brooklyn's Weeksville

Brooklyn fave, by way of Ghana, Blitz the Ambassador hits this Saturday, July 24th and it's FREE.  Come out to Weeksville (1698 Bergen St. in Brooklyn) for a lovely evening, outdoors on the lawn, with Blitz accompanied by the strings of The Embassy Ensemble. Afterward, Blitz will premiere his new video for "Something to Believe" on the big screen (stay after the music to find out more about this).


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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing at age 97 has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with Kaunda's passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all human beings, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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