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Making History…
- of slow broadcast and audio correspondence between listeners

http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSings_69

terry-mac

 

An audio letter by TERRY MAC in London to the DURBAN SINGS workshop participants. Terry sends us his translation of one of LKJ’s famous songs which provided food for thought during the workshop and much inspiration for the audio radio ground-work ahead.

the original lyrics are below:

 

Making History

Mekkin Histri
now tell mi someting
mistah govahment
tell mi someting
how lang yu really feel
yu coulda keep wi andah heel
wen di trute done reveal
bout how yu grab an steal
bout how yu mek yu crooked deal
mek yu crooked deal?
well doun in Soutall
where Peach did get fall
di Asians dem faam-up a human wall
gense di fashist an dem police sheil
an dem show dat di Asians gat plenty zeal
gat plenty zeal
gat plenty zeal
it is noh mistri
wi mekkin histri
it is noh mistri
wi winnin victri
now tell mi someting
mistah police spokesman
tell mi someting
how lang yu really tink
wi woulda tek yu batn lick
yu jackboot kick
yu dutty bag a tricks
an yu racist pallyticks
yu racist pallyticks?
well doun in Bristal
dey ad noh pistal
but dem chase di babylan away
man yu shoulda si yu babylan
how dem really run away
yu shoulda si yu babylan dem dig-up dat dey
dig-up dat dey
dig-up dat dey
it is noh mistri
wi mekkin histri
it is noh mistri
wi winnin victri
now tell mi someting
mistah ritewing man
tell mi someting
how lang yu really feel
wi woulda grovel an squeal
wen soh much murdah canceal

wen wi woun cyaan heal
wen wi feel di way wi feel
feel di way wi feel?
well dere woz Toxteh
an dere woz Moss Side
an a lat a addah places
whey di police ad to hide
well dere woz Brixtan
an dere woz Chapeltoun
an a lat a addah place dat woz burnt to di groun
burnt to di groun
burnt to di groun
it is noh mistri
wi mekkin histri
it is noh mistri
wi winnin victri

 bush-radio

Hi Lovely to hear from you, how did you attach that audio player? i like it, i am just loving the work you guys are doing, things are really falling into place, in terms of my understanding of what and how to do this work more effectively. still lots for us all to do, but very well done for all the work achieved so far by you all, it is deep and grounding like a tuber of ……
YAM
 
I have attached an audio file of my summary and original track lyrics for support, i do hope it helps. 
LOVE AND PEACE to you all
 
Trunklife

ps.

Insurrection an act or instance of rising in revolt, rebellion, or resistance against civil authority or an established government.

 

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