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As the African Soul Rebels 2010 tour kicks off in the UK we join the rebellious spirit starting the broadcast with Gil Scot-Heron's The Revolution will not be televised from 1974 followed by the people's poet and veteran of the Soweto Uprising, Mzwakhe Mbule's Change is Pain from 1986. Two artists linked by their social commentary rooted in black freedom. Gil Scot Heron with the civil rights movement in the US and Mzwakhe Mbule with the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, two artists who would surely have influenced the first African Soul Rebels - Lesego Rampolokeng with the Kalahari Surfers
Celebrating another rebel, Grammy Award winning Oumou Sangare calls for women to rise up and challenge the "big shot" men, her new approach to music and powerful lyrics Oumou joins TP Orchestre Polyrythmo to complete the line up for the African Soul Rebels tour.
To fit in with mood of rebellion, our album of the week comes form Tamikrest a young Touareg band, hailed by Andy Morgan, ex