"Something that was criticizing Apartheid, they wouldn't play that!"


lucky dube - "that one broke down some barriers"

"What is YOUR most important song? 'Together as One'?"
"Well, yeah, to me it is one of the most important songs, because that is the first song of mine that was played on the White Radio Stations in South Africa."
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"Because, before they couldn't play anything that had Apartheid in it. Something that was criticizing Apartheid, they wouldn't play that!"
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"And that was the first one that got played on the White Radio Stations that had,- or rather that was criticizing Apartheid. And so that one broke down some barriers for me and just Reggae in general in South Africa, ya!"
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"I love 'Together as One', because of its messages and lyrics!"
"Well, yeah, the message was a powerful message, you know. Because in that song for the first time I didn't,- like,- beat about the bush, I just said things straight, with risking being arrested or being shot by the government or risking the album being banned or something like that."
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"But,- cause I wanted to get that message of togetherness across, you know. I risked all that and fortunately it worked."
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APARTHEID AND OPPRESSION IN SOUTH AFRICA:
"You get killed just for being in that area!"

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THE SONG: "TOGETHER AS ONE":
"I risked being shot by the government!"

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"They know that song everywhere in the world!"

BURNING SPEAR:
"He's a great guy!"

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"The 'click' comes in there: 'Mbaquanga'!"

IS LUCKY A RASTA?
"If Rasta is about consciousness, awareness..."

CAN WE REACH GLOBAL PEACE?
"Politicians will always divide people..."

ONE GOD:
"Everybody wants to make God their own!"

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