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“Live Thru Ebola” Is a very touchy melodic Message Johantz Wilson and his partner Ash Monique (a 14yr-old aspiring singer from London who now lives in Mount Vernon, the United States); is sending out to everyone that is affected one way or another by this deadly Ebola disease. In the song, Ash Monique sings while Wilson raps praying for better days to come.This song, which is now making some serious international airwaves and getting a lot of media attention, came as an inspiration to Johantz after he got a phone call from his mother in Liberia telling him he had lost one of his Favorite Cousins to Ebola. Johantz told LIB Life that his cousin recently died from Ebola and he urges the public not to lose sight of the dangers posed by the virus, in as much as there’s news that the virus is slowing down a little. He said when he heard his cousin had died from the disease, he became more determined to return to West Africa sooner than he had planned to help those suffering from the Virus. “It was terrible because when I got the news that Ebola had hit one of my very own, it just kind of shook and tore me up,” said Johantz when he got the call from his mother who still lives in Liberia. “When mom called me that night, all I heard in her voice was, ‘Ebola is killing us, Ebola is killing us.’ She kept repeating that over and over and I was like mom, take it easy, everything is going to be alright.”Wilson says his cousin, 38 year-old Betty Nabgah, left two of her daughters behind after contracting the illness. “It was disturbing. It was very hard to take in, you know, and all I kept on doing was hoping and praying that there was going to be better days.” His main concern now like everyone else is that he prays to see no new cases in the three most affected countries especially his home, Liberia. He also aims to help create awareness about the problem worldwide. This is why Wilson says he’s working with the American Red Cross to promote a song he wrote and produced. “The song is basically a message from my heart.” He added that the song is dedicated to his cousin and hopes it will soothe the hearts of other families that are suffering from all the pain the virus has caused. “I just knew that what I wrote would make a difference”.Meanwhile, according to Wilson, all of the money the song will raise will go to the America Red Cross, which they’ll use to for the purpose towards the fight against Ebola by checking the spread of the disease in West Africa and worldwide; and help support families who are being affected by the disease.Also speaking on News 12, Paul Shipman of the American Red Cross says, “the song is going to raise awareness about the need to fight Ebola and it’s also going to raise funds.”Wilson is a native of Liberia, born in Buchanan and attended Cathedral Catholic School up till age 12, when he left for the United States in 1982. He still has his mother and other family members who are facing the crisis here in Liberia, not knowing what the outcome will be. He’s a music producer, songwriter, performer and owner of an independent record label Lasmouve Records based in Bridgeport, where he presently lives. Wilson’s record label has been established since 2001.Wilson hopes to be in Liberia within the next year or two after being away for so long. His music, Live Thru Ebola can be found on Youtube via the QR code or on www.lasmouve.com.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
1 November 2004It’s taken Barbara Lindop two years to bring to fruition a project she is intensely passionate about: recording the music and songs of the late exiled artist Gerard Sekoto onto “an illustrious album” due to hit the music stores before the end of the year.Sekoto, born at the Botshabelo Lutheran Mission station near Middelburg in Limpopo Province in 1913, is acknowledged as one of the most important artistic figures in the development of South African contemporary art.His achievements as an artist are widely known both in South Africa and internationally, and he has been honoured for his works with awards from the French government and an honorary doctorate from the University of the Witwatersrand.What was not known, until recently, was that Sekoto also wrote music and lyrics.Sekoto the musicianHis musical creations lay hidden until 2002, when art historian Barbara Lindop discovered them among manuscripts repatriated from France in 1993.“These songs found among Sekoto’s manuscripts were a unique and special find”, says Lindop. She believes they were written in the 1950s, describing their style as “’50s blues”.“The lyrics convey a gentle humour, expressing a longing for his home as well as his determination to win favour with new friends in a foreign environment.”In the 40 years he spent as an exile in Paris, in between painting and writing poetry and prose, Sekoto composed 21 songs with titles like “Zoomba Tchaka”, “All my lonely days”, “Lovers’ lullaby”, “Parree always is Parree” and “Shuffle on to Samba”.“This is extraordinary music”, says Lindop, who is also the executive trustee and driving force behind the Gerard Sekoto Foundation. “I wanted to return this extraordinary musical heritage to the country.”Three of the songs were published in 1956 in Les Editions Musicales, but the rest of the compositions have been brought to the South African public through a fund-raising project sponsored by the SABC, The National Lottery, De Beers, BMW and the French Embassy.The songs were originally written for voice and piano, but their emotive power was such that it was decided that they should be rearranged and expanded. And so a nine-member band was formed under veteran singer/pianist Dimpie Tshabalala. They called themselves The Blue Heads, after Sekoto’s famous series of blue portraits based on a drawing of Miriam Makeba.In making the recordings, says Lindop, they have tried to “retain the essential purity” of the music, even emulating the feel of the French vocalist from the original recordings. Twelve numbers have so far been completed.Sekoto played in a nightclub in Paris, and Lindop says his musical influences were West African spiritual, Louis Armstrong, Harry Belafonte and Zulu images, despite that fact that he was northern Sotho.Lindop reckons that when he arrived in France, Parisians knew of Zulus, probably through the slaughter of the French Prince Imperial in the Zulu Wars of the late 19th century, so he capitalised on that knowledge.“Music came naturally to him, he thought musically”, she says.Sekoto the artistSekoto lived in Sophiatown and Kliptown in Johannesburg before leaving South Africa for Paris, France in 1947. He never returned, spending the rest of his life in Paris, where he is buried.Sekoto did not have access to colour pencils until he was a teenager. The introduction to colour revolutionised his work, and his earlier works depict the vibrancy and tensions of the townships during his formative years.‘Song of the Pick’, 1946-47. (Photo: Art.co.za – Gerard Sekoto)He did several paintings while in Sophiatown, the most famous of which is “Yellow Houses”, one of the Johannesburg Art Gallery’s prize possessions, and its first acquisition from a black artist.While in France, Sekoto re-worked many of his subjects and explored different themes, all characterised by a deep sense of humanity.His paintings, returned to South Africa partly through the efforts of the Gerard Sekoto Foundation, are a historical record of a now extinct way of life.The Wits University Art Gallery houses Sekoto’s collection of 250-300 Soweto pieces, entitled the “Sowetan Collection”, painted between 1939 and 1989, which were originally purchased by Sowetan newspaper. Another collection of seven pieces is housed in the Constitutional Court Art Gallery in Johannesburg, on loan from the South African National Art Gallery in Cape Town.Increased recognitionTowards the end of his life, Sekoto’s art increasingly gained recognition, mainly through the work of Lindop, whose research brought to life many paintings thought to have been lost.Lindop has been involved in Sekoto’s life for the past 20 years, and through her correspondence with him was able to confirm details of his life before his death.She has written three books about him, including “The Art of Gerard Sekoto”, in which she introduces his extraordinary life story accompanied by full colour plates of his most powerful works. The book was published in 1995, two years after Sekoto’s death in Paris in 1993.Sekoto received a honorary doctorate from Wits University but refused to come back to South African to receive it, a condition of receiving the honour. The university eventually allowed him to receive it in Paris.Lindop says that Sekoto was filled with bitter memories of his land of birth – when the Johannesburg Art Gallery bought his “Yellow Houses” in 1940, he had to pretend to be a cleaner to see his own painting on display in the gallery.It was with these memories that he left, and despite the political changes in the country, he never wanted to return.“He didn’t want to come back to South Africa”, says Lindop, “because he had become a French man.” Besides, says Lindop, living in Paris for 40 years, he became well known and was popular. “French people recognised and loved him”.Source: City of Johannesburg
24 March 2015The refurbishment of about 7 000 community residential units owned by the Cape Town was on verge of being completed, the city said on the eve of Human Rights Day.It said the massive programme had been symbolic of the administration’s efforts to bring about redress by investing in the maintenance of infrastructure in previously under-invested areas and improving the lives of our more vulnerable residents.Cape Town was proud to have reached this milestone, especially as an ode to Human Rights Day on 21 March.Its investment in the upgrade of its rental stock, housing some of its most vulnerable residents, had also led to the creation of more than 14 900 job opportunities thus far, while approximately R1.25-billion had been spent on this project since it was launched in 2008.Approximately 93% of the units identified for upgrade have been completed.“This project is intricately linked to improving service delivery to our more vulnerable residents,” said the mayoral committee member for human settlements, Benedicta van Minnen. “When service delivery is improved, living conditions are improved. Ensuring dignity is a core value enshrined within our Constitution, and even though this was a difficult process, the city of Cape Town is committed to delivering to all.“This achievement is our tangible tribute to Human Rights Day and we will continue to do everything in our power to protect this right.”Most of Cape Town’s rental blocks of flats are more than 30 years old, and the city says quality is a priority when it comes to the rental unit upgrades. Each rental unit has to pass several stringent quality checks before various levels of contractual completion are certified. Even after the families take occupation, the community liaison officer visits each home to list any complaints residents may have.Work has been completed in Scottsville, Scottsdene, Uitsig, Woodlands, Connaught, Kewtown and The Range. Refurbishment is still under way in Manenberg, Hanover Park, Heideveld and Ottery.“We urge communities to continue to work with us so that we can complete the remainder of the units. We remain concerned about the level of gang violence in certain areas which is jeopardising the safety of our residents and our efforts to increase service delivery,” said Van Minnen.“We are proud of our progress, especially considering that there have been 85 incidents of violence on our sites since 2013, which have affected our progress. We are, however, doing everything in our power to address these issues. The South African Police Service and the city’s metro police and law enforcement department are assisting so that the human settlements directorate can complete these vital upgrades. Private security firms have also been deployed to the troublesome sites.“Furthermore, the Mayoral Urban Regeneration Programme’s efforts to enhance safety through gang interventions in the most volatile areas have been stepped up,” she added.In 2014, the refurbishment project was named the South African Housing Foundation’s Community Development Project of the Year.“Where units have been completed and tenants have moved in, the tenants are receiving training on general home maintenance and the importance of paying their rent as the rental income is used by the city to conduct general maintenance on its rental stock.“Creating the culture of payment is therefore very important and it is vital that a sense of shared responsibility exists,” Van Minnen added.Source: City of Cape Town
For a wholly original take on timelapse video, check out Mirror City – shots of prominent US cities get a psychedelic kaleidoscope treatment.With the popularity of timelapse video, it seems a new one is making the rounds on the ‘net every week. Most of the popular timelapse vids on YouTube and Vimeo, while having high production value, are pretty much the same. Some are just gimmicky. So like a breath of fresh air, here comes Michael Shainblum’s Mirror City – a totally original timelapse video concept.Shot in Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, Mirror City takes urban images and mirrors/processes them to create a kaleidoscope like effect. The result is a fantastic abstraction of light, shapes and colors that’s a visual delight. The deep electronic backing music works well, adding to the mysterious and otherworldly effects of the video.This trippy timelapse video is great inspiration for video and media pros to think unconventionally when approaching their projects![Best viewed full screen in HD]
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Trippier: What Diego Costa calls me at Atletico Madridby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveKieran Trippier has revealed a nickname Atletico Madrid teammate Diego Costa has given him.The England full-back completed his move from Tottenham to the Spanish club in the summer, where Costa is also currently plying his trade.And the ex-Chelsea striker has wasted no time in giving Trippier plenty of banter, naming him after Man Utd and England legend Wayne Rooney.Costa has a reputation for being hot-headed with a fiery temper, but Trippier explained his other persona as the joker of the dressing room is more accurate.“He calls me Rooney ten times a day!” Trippier told Marca. “He’s like that all the time and it makes me laugh. But it’s Diego. I don’t mind. We all find it fun.“I like him to make jokes every day. I knew him from the Premier League and he’s the funniest player I’ve ever played with.“There’s a great atmosphere on the team, joking with each other, but Costa is the funniest. He also says I look like a boxer – but I don’t think so!“It’s been easy to adapt here. The weather is nice. The food is incredible, better than in England. People welcome me and make my family smile. It makes it easier for me.”
This approach, she argues, will allow for workers to better access social benefits, such as housing solutions, and will also be better able to contribute to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS). “The informal economy, unfortunately, accounts for a significant percentage of the labour force. We have to get more of our workers into the mainstream where they can be normalised and lead highly productive lives. Jamaica’s biggest asset is its people, and we have proven, time and time again, that given the opportunity, we can accomplish great things,” she said. Story Highlights Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Shahine Robinson, says the Government is intent on breaking the “cycle of informality”, where more and more Jamaican workers will be trained and transition into the formal economy. Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Shahine Robinson, says the Government is intent on breaking the “cycle of informality”, where more and more Jamaican workers will be trained and transition into the formal economy.This approach, she argues, will allow for workers to better access social benefits, such as housing solutions, and will also be better able to contribute to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS).“The informal economy, unfortunately, accounts for a significant percentage of the labour force. We have to get more of our workers into the mainstream where they can be normalised and lead highly productive lives. Jamaica’s biggest asset is its people, and we have proven, time and time again, that given the opportunity, we can accomplish great things,” she said.The Minister was speaking at the ceremony to break ground for the new US$250-million Ocean Coral Spring Hotel in Falmouth on February 6.Mrs. Robinson, in the meantime, said she is extremely thrilled to see new investments pouring into Jamaica, noting that she cannot recall a more exciting time for the country’s tourism sector.“I want to take this opportunity to thank the management of H10 Coral Ocean Hotel for their belief in Jamaica as a premier tourist destination. We welcome you to our shores and look forward to an excellent relationship,” Mrs. Robinson said.She added that the magnitude and size of the hotel investment “is rather encouraging”, as the workers who are trained will find employment “in keeping with the decent work agenda”.The Minister said she is “beseeching” all employers to take every step to utilise the local workforce, noting that “our Jamaican workers” are known internationally to be industrious and committed.“Construction of this hotel will certainly create job opportunities for our citizens. Our workers remain one of the most important pillars in our social and economic advancement. The provision of jobs is not only in recognition of their worth to society, but also our commitment to their own personal development,” she argued.
Shaneen RobinsonAPTN National NewsIt’s day 17 of a Manitoba clan mother’s spiritual fast.Alma Kakikepinisey is camped out in her community refusing to eat until she gets a new house.In a unique twist, archive news footage shows her father did the same a long time [email protected]
Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw looks set to replace teammate Ashley Young in the England squad for the upcoming friendliesYoung’s impressive performances at United last season earned him a spot in England’s World Cup squad this summer at the expensive of Shaw.But the Daily Mirror reports now the 33-year-old’s spot in the Three Lions’ team is under threat with manager Gareth Southgate keen to incorporate more youth into the national side.Vidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.This will likely put the 23-year-old Shaw back into Southgate’s plans.Shaw has been United boss Jose Mourinho’s first-choice left back in their 2018-19 campaign and the Portuguese coach is “very, very happy” with his progress at Old Trafford.The England team for the upcoming friendly games against Spain and Switzerland will be named at 2 pm today (BST time).
The Croatian manager believes he knows the key to guide Bayern Munich to a victory over FC Augsburg tomorrow nightThe European leagues will play midweek this week starting tomorrow.And for Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac, the key for the German Bundesliga giants to win against FC Augsburg is already in his mind.“It’ll be a very intense game. They play man on man, sometimes across the whole pitch, and we have to make sure we find a solution to their man-marking strategy,” he told the club’s official website.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“We’re being chased – by everyone. We have to concentrate on every game, we must guard against being negligent, and we have to remain focused.”According to Kovac, he has to think “one or two steps ahead. We want to make sure we give everyone the opportunity to play and also bring on fresh legs.”The Bavarians run first place in the Bundesliga standings with a perfect four-matches-won run.The team has 12 points after scoring 11 goals and receiving two.