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organization health book countries to secure po with 19 vaccines will be speaking to the w t o view director general counting the cost on al jazeera i i am for me okay, you're watching the stream of this episode. we are spending of full 25 minutes with george and pango, also known as the spoken word, artist george, the poet. hello, george. great. have you on this? go low. thank you very much. oh, it's great to be bio, i am thinking josh, that there were going to be times when you create kong 10. you do performance is for audience who know you know your work. so there's a sure hat with talking to them, and there be other times where, you know, you're speaking to a much broader audience. who jo? no, you your background. how do you introduce yourself to people who are discovering it?
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if people were discovering you right now in this conversation, i tell people that i'm a spoken word artist and attempt to talk about political oh, social. ready questions and my work. we are open into this conversation out. we have comments from jumping from uganda. we have comments on twitter and comments right here in the chief comment space. if you want to talk to george the poet, you are very welcome to jumping to the comment section. and you can be part of our conversation. we are particularly talking about a new film called black yellow rad, which will get to you at a moment. got questions about that. i get straight to the top of the king. joe joe . hey, i'm thinking about you growing up as a youngster. and i grew up as a, a black break from the african diaspora, your son of the diaspora,
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son of the uganda diaz. for more moments as a youngster. will you acutely aware that you like the candid whoa, i was i was raised in the director community the only a gun and family in on neighborhood. and on the jamaicans had been there for some generations. and they had a different relationship with the country to what my parents had. so really and my friends and their families. i was already aware that our ugandan experience was different to him. most people in the country i'm identified. right. i'm looking here at a picture of you as a youngster. this is about 10 years ago. and you as a bonding artist, how did you, how, how did you know that there will be an audience for what you were doing?
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did it even matter? well the audios came from rock music in the 1st place and we had the good fortune of being able to record ourselves with home technology for the 1st time when i started as a rapper. so that was my introduction. and so i'm doing now. when you do things and piece of what that you become very well known for is a pa cast and a your package has been shoot, you successful, you got awards for it. and there was a member where he wanted to sell upright on the anniversary of the po. cast. what the poor curse at. he was trying to take it from allison. see that quick to when it comes to this beautiful zeniah overlook traumatized community. i was skin in the game. 027 years of experience and i'm our stories come up in the papers about a trigger. happy gang, man, dos, de dependents,
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single moms. i remember everything 1st hand in fact, we'll do as to why is it that we as a community have no control over on our our main storytellers, our rappers for the rep as of today are face in the same struggles and w waited around the time i was born a housing schools. crime unemployment is that we now provide the fuel for a multi $1000000000.00 store, re send an industry and all we have to show for it is new versions of the same story. have you had george's podcast as to tracy's thing to himself? he was smiling. why we use money? you're listening to yourself cuz it's really fossil ferry. below the things i'm saying, i'm all my innermost thoughts and really my hope so my dreams so that the poor
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cause was always a vehicle. i used to communicate some of these ideas to as many people as possible this some moments where i know is as an artist, as a creator, that they are going to be milestone moments in your career. and then moments that people will discover you. if you could name one or 2 where you thought that was, that was a milestone way more people knew about my political. that was a bright, fresh from me. what would some of those milestones be for you to watch? well, a few years ago i wrote a poem for the royal wedding between megan michael and prentice harry. a lot of people. ready turned on to me from the moment and a few years before that, i opened the rugby world cup and in 2015. i'm with my own poem people. my know me from that. i've been the face of a few global ad campaigns because i write poems and collaborations with brands.
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and, you know, fortunately many of those palms get broad costs across the world. so there's been a few moments. i guess there's some comments here on you chief i, i really love is it. it feels like you're, you've got a big family of fans out there. we've got gabrielle. hi, george, shout out from dunning, m u. k. born and raised in uganda. very proud of you. i want to play here a crit from black yellow, right? before i do that, explain what this new short film is about and the significance of date, co black killer read, was released on the 14th of january, 2021 just a month ago now. and thus the day that i turned for archie is more so the day of the ugandan presidential elections this year. and both of these are big moments that were on my mind for obvious reasons. and they just the moment gave me
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a time of reflection. that coincidence allowed me to reflect on 10 years of george, the poet, and also what i the, the presidential race between the incumbent president was 70 and the opposition leader will be wine. what that taught me, what that reinforced for me about politics and the role of ox in creating change. what stun stands out to me. what stood out for me was how you talked about leadership in uganda in a very memorable way. certainly said is had a look as a fraction of you than in society whose reaction is angry and violent. you caught st. ambien silent, but then there's another perspective. see, what does it take to govern effectively on school full was say,
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the rule of law. but oh, ugandans feel like that given what the country has gone through before travel persecution, a gruesome war was 70 came to power in the eighty's. and as of 208080 percent of ugandans were under for a 5 year. you heard me right for you 5. they've never experienced another leader and whoever that could be caught actually proved they've got a requisite experience to gov and eva, in fact, the other thing was 70, gave a speech, and the way he addressed a country was particularly candid plaza hulu, to reduce grandkids bear in mind will be wines for a 6. he hasn't really had to win popularity with a propaganda machine or use and die tricks. he's self made and he's well paid to many, jo. okay, stuff i have any mix these times. come the next election was 7076, but there is something grand i'd like about him as why so many caught imagine life without it. he represents the familiar jillian. let me go straight to some
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questions and some thoughts from you cheap for you. this is timothy. as a uganda only adult black, yellow, red seems not to resonate with the masses, given the current state in uganda. any sickening having to wake up the tool with typing headlines within an across uganda. george thoughts is, i'm sickening and it is disturbing across the das for as well, which is why i thought the through my platform, i can provide space for all who are interested in the future of uganda to reflect and to take stock of both sides of the argument and, and what the opportunities for us my look like moving forward and look and move and look and beyond. politics. frankly. what was your experience in
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this is from the chief can shooting the visuals in uganda. some were shutting uganda, some one not explain the filming press. great question. so we actually did a film quietly in uganda, that was my 2nd time filming, and gondo. my 1st time was a few years before i created a music video with the direct to isaac over and the producer came yonder cataneo, very talented people. that was great, but this time this was with a direct quote maggi allah b. maggie's, the british nigerian, he does like all the big afro beats videos, music videos, but he's also a friend of mine and i expressed to him my interest in creating material. ready like this, that wasn't just a song by it was also based on the continent. i said to them as soon as i wrote that the pieces of black, yellow, red, they ended up in the film. i said to him, we're going to go out to you gonna,
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and we're just gonna do whatever we can when we get there. and that's what we did. fortunately, we were well taken care of in the community of come, marsha, where we did. most of the filmy shots as jackson and the rest of the team. but yeah, people are very supportive, cooperative, excited. and it was a great experience. a couple of big issues that you pick up on. and you, in teaching st and the performance fioma, black, yellow rad. i would have listened to see that she's a nurse with basically me gander and respond to her thoughts a c no say i as soon as we do not get she leader she, whenever we're angry, really change our meter never be amazing. most. oh, our tam,
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the solution for their lead underneath here that we make so i am recognize the the link between the decisions and the habits on the truck for a quote of this regime and the lack of progress in some areas of public concern. whether that's health care, infrastructure, et cetera. why also recognize and i really want to be respectful. ready here because i'm not on the african continent, but i recognize some patterns i read, i recognize, consistencies with the ugandan political situation and the situation across many countries and in africa. no one, i see these patterns when i see leaders staying in power for longer than the people expected longer than they said they would in the 1st place when i see them changing
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the constitution to allow this to happen. when i see young people are becoming increasingly frustrated and even becoming divided because there are people that do support this regime when i see these patterns, why that i or i take from these patterns is that africa needs to needs a way of rethinking change. re thinking, social change, rethinking development, we as young africans who are often find ourselves at odds with, oh, the leaders and older regimes who always talk to us about how things were before they were in power and how they are maintain stability in the line. the economy to expand, we need to figure out how and not gonna get locked into fruitless arguments with these regimes. and i think we do that already. we might not realize we might not recognize it in the way that i'm describing, bought through our art,
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through our film, through our music, through our culture, which plugs us into audiences across the world and creates commercial opportunities as well as broadcasting our experiences between the home now, the motherland and the diaspora, through our culture, we have created the biggest opportunity for change that we can imagine. and if we are really ambitious about the opportunity we can achieve a lot of what we hope part of the politics will take care of. see, i had a coup, she's missing your voice. and this is the cautiousness her of being in. be asked to ask her. and i can hear people's, i mean, you nodding in, you get how, how would she leaving that? they knew you had an early education, so it's okay for you to speak about it out. and i, i know that there are those criticisms that come back to maybe bite she how do you respond to that isn't i think it's important to respect these criticisms
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because even though i might not want to hear them, there's validity in them. and i think what they, what those. ringback criticisms indicate is that it can't be up to one person, one of the foster, one of the frustrating things about our electoral system. and about politics in general is that had become so focused on personalities. so many of us are load all of our hopes into either more 70 or bobby why am where in reality, there is a system that play. this is why i talk about pans across the continent. there are systems that we just need to be scientific about. we need to be objective about these systems. so if i'm saying that i see similarities in the direction of you, gun and politics wave of the way that i don't want to draw direct comparisons with any particular country. but if i'm saying i see some similarities, i'm what,
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what i had the opportunity to do is try and figure out where i sit in those are problems. and from a das for perspective, the solution of the response that i will offer is that i am at least an audience am at least an enjoy of ugandan culture. am at least a young person who participates in uganda from overseas. and in me you have an opportunity and guess what? i'm not the only one. there are many, many young ugandans and o d, u gunners across the diaspora who are passionate about the country's future, who want to make the best contribution they can otherwise they will just not be engaged with the future of africa will am commit all of their talents and their resources, so whatever country that their sense would in. so i what i'm saying to anyone who feels that i alone can speak for the future of uganda. i'm saying the other i'm here for you. so you, so talk to me, what can we work on? what can we develop?
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and the 1st, or the 1st artist that i can think of is the sharing the broadcasting the recording, the promotion of our culture. that's what we do in the us here. and you, she proud by and 5 says one influence has poppy wine hat on ye, george. in the phil black, yellow, red. you are critical of bobby line. you pulling out that popularity doesn't lead the ill good it governing yeah, popularity alone is not the same as being good at governor. and i have had to recognize that, you know, we don't, we haven't necessarily had evidence. bobby hasn't had the opportunity to show. he could do as the head of state. however, in terms of hobby wine has influenced me. he is reminded me of the importance of speaking truth to power. but the wine has been some one who has stood by
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his beliefs that he has stood by his criticisms. you know, many of them very valid criticisms of the way things are before, bobby, when that role there was no one prominent in allah generation who we knew who we necessarily identified with no, almost ready to in that in the way that february doc. so that really pushed me to start thinking they attain my feelings about uganda's future, hopefully to motivate other people in the diaspora whom i also want to start developing their opinion and their contributions to uganda. shines is a student who's based anytime that he has a question for you. how can we include everyone in this cause for social battlement and in the after last from a leadership standpoint, once we are the leaders who started this race and included everyone,
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once we get to that point, how do we ensure that we do not confuse long term progress for no progress where will ensure the change is progressive and that we keep an open mind and that we are willing to pass the baton onto the next plan. provides us a great question. and in that question, are so many things that we need to as individuals, we need to continue to apply our energy to thinking about these programs. so one of the things that you identified was that, you know, when we do see change and when times move on, how we're going to ensure that we have a system of understanding each other and sharing power and responsibility. and the answer is there is no single answer on an individual level. every uganda, this is what i said at the, at the end of my film, black, yellow, red uganda's, future is not just in politics alone. it isn't the destiny of every uganda. so as
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individuals, we need to 1st of all accept our social responsibility. okay. unfortunately, or fortunately, we don't have central power. we don't have central authority as young ugandans. there is no as across the diaspora. and for many people who do not identify with the current leadership who do not relate to the car and leadership, we don't have a single way of communicating. we don't have a single agenda of priorities that we're going to work through. however, we will have a shared passion for you, then as future. so what that means is that you as an individual shipment, you need to start thinking to yourself, what can i do for my country? where do my skills lie? where will opportunities do i have to connect with people overseas, overseas, ugandans, lat, george,
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and everyone else that he represents. how can i offer my services, my skills, my not my knowledge to these people. ready in a way that we can build anything, any opportunity, any commercial and arrangement, any trade between us, that we can control. thus, the big project for our generation to them. i'm looking at, you know, lots of comments, lots of thoughts and lots of south fia watch with. kimberly says that i love george . i followed him since school. i took some big decisions in my life, based on his id is one of the big powerful ideas that were left with with black, yellow, red is the impact and the effectiveness of music as a force for change. havilland, haven't they seen everybody? merino politics. but music even most of the knows the power of music.
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oh. busy busy busy busy busy oh, come on, music's agree way of making us feel gloom given us so many ways of making a drink we got does use in it and we won't stop producing it. janice arms because all over the world i lot of tackling on that one on all over the world is the most common beverage long. and i've given us a lot of leverage, a lot of privilege, a lot of heritage we're all of this comes from the streets here. we still can save our doors aside from the streets. we got famous or is woocommerce guns on the streets. and food still runs towards and at funds on the streets. we want our music to be our savior. from all it is self destructive behavior pushes hassan shock, thoughts really happening to the issues that we're not really tackled in suing dugeon i right. we're chatting about the shy. it was really of us. he wanted to be able to help is i how do i help people?
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and one of the ways that he is doing this with his art with his what is he taking a ph. d. and they so we have our ph. d best toby, the subject where he is, he's like a piece is going to help young eagles. these are going to help the african diaspora judge can you, can you make the connections between what you'll do, your ph. d, and how you feel you can help the african diaspora and young people around the world who are struggling with how can i help their own country to thrive. thank you for asking about this for me. well, absolutely. what i'm trying to understand with my research is how young black people, for 100 years, from all corners of the world have come up with their own ways of making music that have gone on to be really commercially successful. without changing the and prospects of the communities that they come from. i don't see how it's
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possible. i don't see how we can. i have, you know, young black people, not just ugandans black people for as long as we've had access to recording equipment. there's been just, there's been rock'n'roll, there's been r and b, there's been reggae, there's been hipaa, there's been funk. so disco ah, grime, african music now we have afro. ready beats now dad saw reggae, all of these things came from young black people in it. very similar situations to what. ready i grew up in until what many young uganda are currently growing up in real innovation came from their music and real change came from them. music and real money was made from their music. now, uganda is one of those countries that has a music scene that has more prominent than other countries with
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a bigger population on the continent. right. so there's a launch unity there. just, it's been a pleasure talking to you and sharing you with our youtube audience and our audience around the world or multiple platforms. one more thing i have to do, you have a look at my laptop every what h black yellow rides is currently available for you to watch on you cheve. you can also follow george to pay on twitter. and of course, happy her duties or kathy we haven't, he can do it where you find all good to pull cas jewish the pipe. thanks for joining us. taking. ah, this is al jazeera, it's november the 15th day, one of a new era and television. you. if you have known that that was the scale of bloodshed, would you still gone for a moment to go to miss also learned about a 100 meters away from us. we're on the front line, but it's on the road. we saw the army flag hoisted high in the city.
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