south africa

  • Mon
    Jul 29
    10:00 am -
    11:00 am


Ladysmith Black Mambazo


Exquisite harmonies that blend the intricate rhythms and melodies  of their native South Africa with the sounds and sentiments of gospel, all delivered in classic a cappella fashion (not to mention having one of the coolest names around): Ladysmith Black Mambazo.  

You might have heard them on Paul Simon's Graceland, but there's so much more than that.  So tune in to the Wildflowers Cafe Monday morning at 10 to hear a lot more from this most uplifting of groups.

Marisa Handler Loyal to the SkyMarisa Handler, author of Loyal to the Sky: Notes from an Activist is our guest on Writers' Voices this week. Chamaigne Montana and Caroline Kilbourn will ask Marisa to tell about her fascinating journey from apartheid South Africa, to the U.S., to Israel, India, Nepal, Ecuador, Peru.  Not surprisingly, Marisa became deeply interested in social justice work during her travels, and this memoir takes a look at the social justice movement.  It's a riveting and educational read, that has received high praise.  Please join us for what promises to be an intriguing interview. 

Heather Ford, by Joi ItoHeather Ford is a South African who has worked in the fields of Internet policy, law and management in South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. She is the Executive Director of iCommons, a UK private charitable corporation.

Incubated by Creative Commons,
iCommons is an organisation with a broad vision to develop a united
global commons front by collaborating with open education, access to
knowledge, free software, open access publishing and free culture communities around the world.

Heather joins me on Open Views to talk about her work at iCommons, the challenges of leading an international Free Culture organization, and Free Culture in South Africa.