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12 Nov 2019 WWWG

In the latest episode of WHAT’S WRONG WITH GROOVIN?  we explored the ancient kingdom of Mapungubwe, a place that continues to  affirm our  long history of Black  ingenuity and excellence.

Situated on the borders of  present day Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Botswana, the “Hill of the Jackal” points to  one of the earliest, most enterprising Southern African Kingdoms with a thriving agricultural and metal-work industry — the golden rhinoceros,  one of the most staggering  discoveries of the ancient kingdom,  is a manifestation of this.

The success of the kingdom was attributed to its geographical location, which allowed the people of this medieval city to create trade links between Southern Africa and the East  as early as the 11th century AD, making it one of the most powerful kingdoms of that time. Discovered in 1932, the site’s excavation illuminated materials and artifacts brought to the continent from China, Persia, India and further out into the East.

When archeologists made the discovery, the excavation project was kept a secret from public eye, as the discovery of  this  powerful Black ancient civilization was in contradiction to systems and institutions  built on the subjugation of  Black people as an “inferior” race. The 6th episode of WWWG was a reminder of what  Mapungubwe has to teach us about  the triumph of Black civilizations before colonialism, as well as the  importance of preserving indigenous knowledge systems.

Here is the track-list of the 6th episode of WHAT’S WRONG WITH GROOVIN? if you missed it:

  1. Letta Mbulu – What Is Wrong With Grooving
  2. Sylvia Arthur – Verocai
  3. Roy Ayers – I Am Your Mind
  4. Hailu Mergia – Gum Gum
  5. Quantic – Agus De SOrongo
  6. Stevie Wonder feat. Bebe Winans – Jesus Children Of America
  7. Donny Hathaway – The Ghetto
  8. Gil Scott Heron – The Bottle
  9. Nicola Conte feat. Mark Murphy – Stolen Moments
  10. Khruangbin – August 10
  11. James Brown – King Heroin
  12. Theo Parrish – What You Gonna Ask For
  13. Ryan Potter – Heaven Only Knows
  14. Free Nationals & Chronixx – Eternal Light
  15. Balla et Ses Balladins – Paulette
  16. LBT – Next Lifetime
  17. Fila Brazillia – Mother Nature’s Spies
  18. Moonchild – Get To Know It
  19. Dj Day – Get To Know It
  20. Phillip Tabane – Foolish Fly
  21. Ramp – Daylight
  22. Yusef Lateef – Nubian Lady
  23. Da Lata – Memory Man
  24. Mannu Oquendo – Little Sunflower
  25. Nancy Wilson – Sunshine
  26. Lonnie Liston Smith – Divine Light
  27. Leo’s Sunship – Give Me The Sunshine
  28. Tall Black Guy feat Masego & Rommel Donald – Peace And Love
  29. Nubyan Twist – All The Pieces(Wonky Logic Remix)
  30. Noya Rao – Azymuth
  31. Leon Ware – Loceans
  32. Charlotte Dos Santos – Red Clay
  33. Donald Byrd – Think Twice
  34. Mpho Sebina – Tjuele
  35. Youssous Ndor & Le Super Etoile De Dakar
  36. Lady Smith Black Mambazo – Nkosi Sikelela
  37. Dj Kenzhero & Tha Muzik Feat. Melo B Jones – What Is Wrong With Groovin

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