"RFK in the Land of Apartheid" Premieres Tonight

< Back

Monday August 22, 2011

From Africa.com

RFK in the Land of Apartheid” Premiering on PBS Tonight
By: John Suggs

Robert F. Kennedy has long been identified with Massachusetts, New York, and Washington D.C. But this week, following its successful spring South African premiere and tour, a new film that explores the slain presidential candidate’s ties with South Africa, will air on PBS tonight in the United States (check local listings).

Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, and interviews in South Africa and the United States, “RFK in the Land of Apartheid: A Ripple of Hope” interweaves the present with a largely unknown yet important visit that Senator Kennedy made to South Africa in June 1966, during the darkest days of apartheid.

With an original sound track by American musician Jason Moran and voices from the University of Cape Town Africa Choir, the film’s heart is found in the hopeful reaction people have to his “Ripple of Hope” speech at the University of Cape Town, which is widely considered to be the most important speech Kennedy ever gave, and a summation of his deepest-held beliefs and convictions. One paragraph in particular, the “Ripple” paragraph, has become one of the most quoted paragraphs in American politics.

To read more click here

RFK in the Land of Apartheid 4:10 Jason Moran
Fire Waltz 4:36 Jason Moran
Jump Up 5:48 Jason Moran
[+] open in new window

Watch what's on

*Jump Up
Fire Waltz
I'll Play The Blues For You
[+] open in new window

IMN / INDUSTRY NEWS

First Listen: The Bad Plus, 'The Rite Of Spring'

From NPR Music First Listen: The Bad Plus, ‘The Rite Of Spring’ By: Patrick Jarenwattananon This is a recording of a jazz trio playing...

Posted Mar 17th, 2014

Renowned Flamenco Guitarist Paco de Lucia Dies at 66

From BBC Spanish Flamenco Guitarist Paco de Lucia Dies at 66 World-renowned Spanish guitarist Paco de Lucia has died aged 66 in Mexico, reportedly...

Posted Feb 26th, 2014

Dawn of Midi, expanding the idea of jazz

from washingtonpost.com Dawn of Midi, expanding the idea of jazz By:Michael J. West In the endless debates about what is or isn’t jazz, it’s...

Posted Jan 31st, 2014

News Archive