lucky dube - from mbaquanga to reggae - peter tosh

"You were a Mbaquanga singer. Then you decided to be a Reggae singer. Why do you like Reggae so much?"
"I like Reggae No.1 because of Peter Tosh. I liked everything that Peter Tosh did, really. He is the one person that got me into liking Reggae, because of his message in the music."
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" 'If you live in a glass house don't throw stones, if you can't take blows, don't throw blows...', I mean, that was a good message for me, because I mean, that's maybe how I live my life and that's how I lived my life even in the past!"
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"The general message whatever Tosh was singing about at that time was a good message for me except the ganja, pot. That's where we don't agree, because he smoked ganja and I don't smoke ganja. No. But his music really, I liked his music. He's the one that got me into Reggae."
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"You don't smoke ganja. What do you think about drugs?"
"Well, I don't do drugs and I don't do windows!"
"...'Up with hope down with..."
(laughing and continuing)"...down with dope!'* That's good!"
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*"Up with hope (down with dope)" on Lucky Dube's album "House of Exile"

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CHANGING FROM MBAQUANGA TO REGGAE MUSIC:
"Peter Tosh is the one that got me into Reggae!"

BOB MARLEY, PETER TOSH, JIMMY CLIFF:
"Reggae became a threat to the government!"

APARTHEID AND OPPRESSION IN SOUTH AFRICA:
"You get killed just for being in that area!"

NELSON MANDELA'S "HOUSE OF EXILE":
"Freedom fighter standing on a mountain..."

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

LUCKY`S FAVOURITE BOB MARLEY SONG:
"They know that song everywhere in the world!"

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

LET`S LEARN LUCKY's ZULU LANGUAGE:
"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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