Throughout our history the tradition of celebrating courageous peoples and nations who occupy this planet in this space and time, has emerged as one of the most uplifting aspects of African culture at home and abroad. They score significant victories against our former and colonial and slave masters. It is for this reason we proudly present to Africans and all freedom loving people the world over, the first of a historic four volume compilation of music and poetry entitled BATTLECRY FOR CUBA AND ZIMBABWE. Our goal is to use the powerful mediums of music and poetry to campaign for the immediate lifting of both the US blockade on Cuba and US-EU sanctions on Zimbabwe. We are extremely optimistic that through this project, we will not only help build and maintain bridges with artists from Cuba and Zimbabwe, but we will also move and inspire artists from all over the African continent and diaspora to lend their voices and talents to these important causes.
In the spirit of true and authentic cultural solidarity, we are hopeful this first volume will succeed in rallying artists from all over the globe to contribute songs and poetry that will be showcased in the next three volumes to come. On behalf of the artists who humbly contributed to this volume, the wheels have been put into perpetual motion. We sincerely hope the journalists, activists, organizations and countries that have campaigned aggressively for both the lifting of the US blockade on Cuba and the US-EU sanctions on Zimbabwe, find this project an adequate compliment to their efforts.
Long Live Cuba!
Long Live Zimbabwe!
Executive Producers/ Battle Cry For Cuba and Zimbabwe
- Mutulu Olugbala AKA M1 of Dead Prez
- Obi Egbuna, Jr., US Correspondent to the Herald (Zimbabwe’s National Newspaper) & US based member Zimbabwe-Cuba Friendship Association