Activism, Articles, Features, Great-Lakes Conflict & Peace, Poetry, Stories 0 comments on The Collapse of a Titan by Rais Neza Boneza

The Collapse of a Titan by Rais Neza Boneza

Lumumba

Near madness,
Strangled in the North, the Equator– Ngbadolite, Ngemena, to the Ubangui border– In the center, Tetela land–
Kisangani, Bunia–
In the south, the land of copper, Katanga, Cornered on all sides, deprived country, Following the indomitable flows of its destiny.

Screams are so deep,
Yet the silence around, so guilty. Today, his ride is clothed
With the shameful read more

Activism, Articles, Features, Great-Lakes Conflict & Peace, Papers, Poetry, Stories 1 comment on LUO NYATITI MUSIC FROM KENYA

LUO NYATITI MUSIC FROM KENYA

Nyatiti is an eight-stringed plucked lyre from Kenya. It is a classical instrument used by the Luo people located in the Nyanza western region in Kenya. It is about three feet long. The player of Nyatiti holds it to his chest, seated on a low stool, with the base firmly to the ground. Usually it is played together with the oporo, a curved horn

Goyo Otenga is the dance for Nyatiti music. read more

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Impisi

Impisi (HYENA) 

Her heart empty of vitality

She succumbs with her tragedy

Taken out of her territory

She thinks about her history

From her despair, she is withering

From the time, she waits for the grave

Far from her shelter, she lives as renegade

From the pack, she is the survivor

Queen of emptiness

Her sentiments confounded to sadness

Soul fatigued and full of pain

Her read more

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Lyrics: We’ve Had Enough By Michael Jackson

 Love was taken from a young life
And no one told her why
Her direction has a dimlight
From one more violent crime

She innocently questioned why
Why her father had to die
She asked the men in blue
How is it that you get to choose
Who will live and who will die
Did god say that you could decide?
You saw he didn’t run
And that my daddy had no gun

In the middle of a village
Way in a distant land
Lies a poor boy with his broken toy
Too young to understand

He’s read more

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Is music activism cleansing the soul of Europe?

Reflecting on David Rovics, Kristian Svenson And Elona Planman passage in Trondheim, Norway.

By Raïs Neza Boneza

With the recent refugee a.ka. migrants and economic crisis shadowing Europe, there is hope after all, few artists are breaking the barrier of the usual read more

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Nandi | by Rais Neza Boneza | An African Lyrical Story

 

 

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I have reached my destination; I trace calligraphies. My quill seems to pour its ink unto the banks of the Tanganyika Lake. The sacred place, to which from the other side of the frontier, I confined my boredom and worries when I was that youth. Nevertheless, always hence along my way.

How have I arrived at the kraal of the oldest wisdom?

Ubushingatahe!

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