September 21st, 2012 in
10", Blaxploitation, Illustration by
“Coon Carnival Time” The Golden City Dixies RCA Records (South Africa) “The New Year at Cape Town is Coon Carnival time when the Coloured and Malay people parade the streets …”
When I saw footage of Afrikaaners smiling and walking down the middle of the street, in blackface, I bitterly resented the fact that I sang the same song they were singing, when I was in elementary school, which was, “Marching Through Pretoria”.
Majiet Omar is no Billy Paul.
once considered hal roach’s favourite film, it took decades to scrape together the extant pieces to have a definitive print. when i finally saw it, i cringed to think times were actually like this.
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