"RACISTS"(Killed in the 60's - USA)
(Killed in the 70's - SOUTH AFRICA)
"RACIST AND TERRORIST" FOR MOST OF THE 20TH CENTURY(Thankfully still alive - SOUTH AFRICA)
Pelo sempre pertinentemente, enigma da feroz animalidade, que teima em esvair-se...Tomei a liberdade, de divulgação do "Just for the Record"...no kimangola, não resisti a esta "flor da pele à sensibilidade"...Perdão à minha impetuosidade de publicar, antes de perguntar...
Kim, nao tem nada que pedir perdao, porque a casa esta' aberta e e' sua tambem.Espero que ao menos a "vertigem" ajude certa gente a reflectir, a pensar e nao apenas reorganizar os seus preconceitos...
ALSO FOR THE RECORD… (…) From the long list of Angolan (urban) artists, I would mention particularly the following:1. Bonga, for his musical, political and cultural integrity within a career spanning 5 decades; 2. Elias Diakimuezo, a legendary artist dubbed “The King” of Angolan music, for the profundity of his voice and themes; 3. Lourdes Vandunem, a singer who has passed away just over a year ago and has also had a brilliant career for around half a century; 4. Teta Lando, a voice from the North of the country, for his unique approach to Angolan music in general; 5. Ngoma Jazz, San Salvador and Cabinda Ritmos, groups (unfortunately, no longer in existence) also from the North, for the cultural and instrumental strength of their music; 6. David Ze’, Urbano de Castro and Artur Nunes, three names that I mention together, not only because they were musical contemporaries and innovators in the early 70’s, but also, and most sadly, because they were all killed in the aftermath of an unfortunate political event which took place in Luanda, in May 1977; 7. Kiezos, Gingas and Jovens do Prenda, groups from Luanda which have specially marked Angolan urban music with their special brand of instrumentation; 8. Irmaos Kafala, a duet of brothers from the South of the country, but with sufficient cultural flexibility to interpret themes in various national languages and styles.9. Te’ Macedo, a lady from the cultural area Malange/Luanda who is a composer, singer and specialist player of the marimba and other traditional African musical instruments - she was awarded the ‘National Culture Prize’ a couple of years ago;10. Finally, from a more distant past, but of compulsory reference for their prominent role in the history of Angolan urban music, the pioneering group Ngola Ritmos.Most of them can be found, among others, in the compilations published by the label “Buda Musique” (www.budamusique.com), namely, ‘Angola 60’s’, 70’s’ and beyond, which also contain a rich and comprehensive history of Angolan urban music, presented by some of the most prominent Angolan experts such as Jorge Macedo, Artur Arriscado and Gilberto Junior. You can also find some of their, and other Angolan artists, more recent offerings on the web.(…) I would never, ever, had any reasons to feel bitter, mistreated, insulted or psychologically battered (don’t forget: I was even forced to restrict access to my blog for a while and get into a costly judicial dispute involving Google and Blogger, because of the sort of people belonging to this group who “innocently” post exactly the same kind of posts you can find in one of the blogs being now advertised here as I found yesterday…) if it weren’t for this group of white portuguese bloggers, who act cowardly (they rarely divulge their real identities) and as posses in their unprovoked personal, hateful, attacks against me and my blog (that’s why one of my readers referred to them yesterday as ‘miruis’ and ‘piranhas’…). Among the common features that help me identify them is their constant mention, directly or indirectly, to my being “far away from home” for one reason or another (… if you ever come to understand the text in my post about Bonga’s music, you will know, at least partly, what I am talking about…) and why am I “posing as Angolan, or African and live in Europe… why don’t I go back home”!!!No other person, of any other nationality or race, among the many who have visited my blog has ever acted this way apart from this group, from which I must exclude a couple of Portuguese people who have proven along the time to be real friends!All because what this people lack, first and foremost, is PEACE… (they will never rest until they recolonise Angola…) so, all they know is to attack, disrupt, destroy and provoke wars wherever they find peaceful, but solid on their feet and mind, Angolans like myself!(…) And the BASIC FACTS ARE: Nr. 1 - This people behaving like this here, in my blog and in other “linked” blogs ARE ALL PORTUGUESE or DIRECT PORTUGUESE DESCENDENTS;Nr. 2 - Nothing would make the Portuguese any different in the way they continue to relate as “white colonial masters” to whom they believe are still “their property” like myself, if it weren’t for the fact that: unlike any other European former coloniser, they are not cured from the “decolonization hangover” (not the least because, unlike any other former coloniser, they colonised for at least 15 years more than any other European country and only left after being forced to by a long colonial war) - quite the contrary: they are now spurred, more than ever before, by a massive “recolonisation movement” towards/in Angola, often in association with real Angolan nationals of whatever race (hence their use of Angolan flags and other national symbols to claim their belonging to and ownership over all things Angolan, including its nationals, particularly if qualified blacks like myself, who they do everything they can, materially or psychologically, to strip off our identity, nationality and any right to even talk about our music, our culture, our roots, OUR COUNTRY!!!)Nr. 3 - Although they always become very agitated when their nationality is mentioned, they always tend to behave, as I said before, as “posses” - they very rarely (as is the case of the few Portuguese friends I mentioned before as exceptions) sport individual or independent positions on controversial (or not) issues of whatever nature involving, on the one side, a white person and, on the other, a black one (as is the case of the long-running underlying causes for their ganging-up on me only to support another white blogger… incidentally, also called Ana): they will always, with very few exceptions behave aggressively, or defensively (normally by accusing people like myself of “racism” against them…), as WHITE PORTUGUESE NATIONALS, NOT AS INDIVIDUAL HUMAN BEINGS WITH THEIR OWN MINDS!Nr. 4 - In their “linked blogs” they will post about Angolan or African themes, but almost exclusively on those having any relation, in political, ideological or cultural terms, with Portugal and/or the Portuguese culture. Most will even only post cultural items or events authored by white/mixed-race Angolans and it can be often observed that when anything exclusively related to “Black Angola” is posted on some of their blogs they will not comment on it… They will have issues with artists not clearly politically associated with their current political stance on Angola (including some of those I mentioned in my list) and the prevailing ideology in certain influential sectors in Angola which makes it a “crime of lesa patria” to even say that colonialism, fascism and racism ever existed in Angola under the Portuguese… or that it still exists, and rampantly, in the Portuguese-dominated economic sectors of Angolan society, such as the banking sector!Nr. 5 - They are experts in all sorts of insulting methods (open or veiled) and will never apologise for the offense they cause to their targets, yet they will ALWAYS EXPECT SPECIAL TREATMENT (as the “good masters” they account themselves as) from THEIR VICTIMS!(…) Let me just let you know about some education and ethics principles in MY CULTURE:1. One should never pretend to know more about other people’s culture (at least openly, or publicly) let alone enter into heated disputes about it with them! (Just ask these people how would they react if I even dared to utter an opinion, positive or negative, on any Portuguese artist… or on any other Portuguese cultural issue for that matter!)2. One should never cause disrepute in other person’s house (or blog, in this case) specially if not invited, and more specially still, if it is their first visit! Certainly not if only to advertise theirs or their friends’ blogs…3. One should never allow his/her invited guests to be gratuitously insulted by people not invited, who come exclusively to insult and not to bring any positive contribution to the conversation! Particularly when you are publishing your guest’s personal details, information and views and you have their real names, location and contact data, while nothing REAL is known about the people addressing them offensively!That said, I will request you to please WITHDRAW THIS POST - IT’S AFTER ALL MY INTERVIEW AND MY PERSONAL VIEWS ON IT, so please allow me to have the right not to have my person, my ideas and views insulted by people NOBODY KNOWS!I WILL GREATLY APPRECIATE THAT.THANKS A LOT IN ADVANCE AND TAKE CARE!
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