Gil Scott Heron

 
​Tate of the nation: Dissecting the ties that bind black Americans and South Africans
​Tate of the nation: Dissecting the ties that bind black Americans and South Africans
Well I hate it when the blood starts flowin’But I’m glad to see resistance growin’— Johannesburg, Gil Scott-Heron...
Bowing out and signing off
Bowing out and signing off
It turns out that trying to compile a selective list of arts and entertainment personalities who have passed away over the year is not easy. And it...
When dub beats the originals
When dub beats the originals
In the late Sixties, producers King Tubby and Lee Scratch Perry were at the forefront of pioneering a new sub-genre of reggae called dub.
Godfather of a dangerous medium
Godfather of a dangerous medium
In 1970, the American poet and jazz musician Gil Scott-Heron, who has died aged 62 after returning from a trip to Europe, recorded a track that has...
Gil Scott-Heron, my brave and brilliant friend
Gil Scott-Heron, my brave and brilliant friend
For a number of years I have feared that I would receive a call from someone out of the blue to tell me that Gil Scott-Heron was dead. That call...
Inspiring poet and songwriter Scott-Heron dies
Inspiring poet and songwriter Scott-Heron dies
Gil Scott-Heron, a United States poet and songwriter credited with helping inspire the development of rap music, has died at age 62, according to...

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