Described as neither a raging polemicist nor a neutral observer, Johnny Clegg wrote a number of songs chronicling the end of the British/European empire in Africa. here are two songs - the first about descendents of original European settlers who consider Africa as their own but are nevertheless divorced from the native populations and cultures and unable to comprehend the inevitable.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQwIgo9TLeASo its farewell sweet Caroline, farewell Elizabeth
Goodbye gentle ladies of the old order
And farewell to your islands carved upon this continent
Some England, some France, some Germany
the second is about a doomed love affair between a woman of European descent and a native African within the colonial framework and its inherent class differences while the chaos and anarchy around them signals the end of that era.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1Qj6LdiS3gSit by my side and tell me boy
Is the Milky Way that far?
Is the universe really expanding?
Tell me who you are
I am a bondsman - a poor man
I am a ghetto man - I am a thief
Who saw the gutter man who has no compassion
Who heard the widow who cannot weep
In the backstreets, in the poor towns
I hear a thunder which cannot roll
Mine are the eyes that steal from the orphanage
A groveller, groping in the grime
Inside is a Congo-jungle-beast-lion-leopard-man
A tiger-man from Timbuktu
Even a lover-man strutting down the avenue
A winding river searching for the sea...
he also thinks he knows why the dog howls at the moon....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Puy3XwykfAE
this is a great thread why no more posts? I'm always on the lookout for what others are hearing...