NYC: Win Tix To Spoek Mathambo's Father Creeper Launch Party

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Celebrate the launch of Spoek Mathambo's latest album Father Creeper (Sub Pop) by jumping around with us at SOBs this Thursday March 22. Also on the bill are Marvy Da Pimp, Chief Boima, Muthawit, Iyadede, Suzi Analog & Cerebral Vortex, Ladi Dadi, and CHLLNGR. Doors are at 7:30pm and tix are $15, but we're giving away 2 pairs of tickets! We'll announce 2 winners THURSDAY morning so check your emails!


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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 his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka 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 humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

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

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