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S.African singer Msaki’s new electro album recalls mine massacre

S.African singer Msaki’s new electro album recalls mine massacre

BACKED by silky synthesizers and down-tempo electronic beats, South African singer Msaki's new Afropop album revisits the 2012 killing by police of dozens of striking mineworkers that she says inspired her to protest against social injustice. Singing in her Xhosa mother tongue, Msaki's lilting voice aims to capture the sadness and disappointment felt by many after the showdown between police and strikers at the Marikana platinum mine 110 km (68 miles) northwest of Johannesburg. Forty-four people died there in the most violent police crackdown since the end of white minority rule. 'Platinumb Heart Beating' was released at the end of…
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