Johnny Clegg, South-African musical icon and anti-apartheid activist. We had a sit down with Paolo Genovesi, global citizen, self-declared pro-Apartheid supporter, turned pan-Africanist. On the effect of music, musicians, and one musician in particular - Johnny Clegg - affected his life and altered his worldview. Sit back for a lengthy read of an interesting conversation that covers a lot of topics.
We whites. We whites are warriors… We whites are conquerors… We whites are murderers... We whites are killers… We destroy the ecology… We destroy indigenous people… We destroy human culture… We impose our beliefs on others… We impose our economies on others… We impose our policies on others…
A protest song against ‘apartheid'. Stephen Biko was an anti-apartheid activist in South Africa in the 1960s and 1970s. He died from injuries inflicted upon him by his captors at Pretoria prison on September 12, 1977. One year later, in 1978, English rock musician Peter Gabriel wrote the song ‘Biko’ in remembrance of the deceased and as a protest song against the ‘apartheid’ regime.