Democracy is” ( South Africa )

"Democracy is" on KPFK 90.FM

"Democracy is" on KPFK 90.7FM

Sharis Delgadillo and Sikhumbuzo Sibali

Sharis Delgadillo and Sikhumbuzo Sibali

Soccer fever spread throughout South Africa as it hosted the 2010 World Cup. This mega sporting event created a new patriotism which some hope may heal the wounds of racism that still linger after the end of apartheid in 1994. Unfortunately, the economic polarity between black and white South Africans has increased despite the existence of a ruling black government, the African National Congress. Critics say the cause is globalization and an inadequate government. What you are about to hear is the voice of Sikhumbuzo Sibali, an 18-year-old student from an advanced science and technology school in Khayelitsha, one of the most poverty stricken areas in the Western Cape. He will describe the conditions many black South Africans are subjected to. This photo-soundslide project was done in conjunction with Students for Humanity and graduate student Sharis Delgadillo from the USC Annenberg School of Communication & Journalism, who is currently reporting from South Africa at Cape Town Television.

Independent musicians strives to make it big: Audio Slide Show

by Sharis Delgadillo 04/ 2010
Since the collapse of the music industry, it’s become increasingly harder for musicians to make big. But here we meet a band that that refuses to give up their dream. The Santa Cecilia is an organically home grown band from Los Angeles that blends regional sounds form Latin America with their city’s global influence . These talented musicians have been high in demand all over the southwest and in Mexico City since they came together almost three years ago. This video contains interviews discussing their musical influences as they practice in their home studio.


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