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MOMENTS ENTERTAINMENT: Soweto Blues

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Published on Jun 23, 2009

On the 16th June 1976. Thousands of Children took o the streets of soweto in a peaceful protest. The apartheid Government's violent reaction created chaos and carnage and Irrevocably changed the political landscape in South Africa. Due to heavy press censorship at the time, messages of liberation and resistance that erupted after this day filtered outthrough music, to be heard around the world. Hugh Masekela Immortalised the events in his lament Soweto Blues. Extensive interviews Conducted with members from South Africa's Golden hall of music fame - including Masekela, Hotstix Mabuse, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Jenifer Ferguson, and also Sonny Okosun, Lance Gewer, and Duma Ndhlovu - explore very personal Perceptions of what the uprising meant and how it altered the concious of politics and society in South Africa.

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