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a lawyer. them got tradition and dedication. blue was out a little more robust, full of love, both good to go. jewel unit, short documentaries, by african filmmakers on the white 9 and the book maker, africa direct on al jazeera. ah, i am for me. okay. you're watching the stream of this episode. we are spending a full 25 minutes with george and banga, also known as the spoken word artist george parrot. hello george. great. have you on this? hello. 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 cong 10. you do performance is for audience who know you know your work. so there's
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a sure hand 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 you? if people were discovery you right now in this conversation? i tell people that i'm a spoken word artist and i tend to talk about political or social questions in my work. ready we are open into this conversation out. we have comments from them. people in uganda. we have comments on twitter and comments right here in the you 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 a tickly 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 cape julia. hey, i'm thinking about you growing up as a youngster. and i grew up as a,
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a black break from the african diaspora, your son of the diaspora, son of the uganda and diaz for what moments as a youngster, will you acutely aware that you like the candid whoa, i was i was raised in the jamaica community the only ugandan 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
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a bonding artist, how did you know, how did you know that they will be an audience for what you were doing? did it even matter? well, the audios came from rock music on 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 out as a rapper. so that was my introduction and to what i'm doing now. when you do things and piece of what you become very well known for, is a ppo cast and a, your package has been shinji 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 poker's act, he was trying to take it from. allison. see that quick to when it comes to this beautiful is dileo overlook traumatized community douglas
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skin in the game. 027 years of experience. oh, from am our stories come up in the papers about a trigger? happy gang man dos, stay dependent single moms. i remember everything firsthand in fact we'll do as to why is it that we as a community have no control over on our our main storytellers or rappers what the rep as of today are facing the same struggles and w waited around the time i was born power, housing, schools, crime, unemployment is that we now provide the fuel for a multi $1000000000.00 store. it's an industry and all we have to show for it is new versions of the same story. have you heard george's podcast as stewart was listening to himself? he was smiling. why we use money here listening he itself cuz it's early fossil
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ferry, below the things i'm sam. i'm all my innermost thoughts and really my hope so my dreams sold out. the poor cost was always a vehicle. i used to communicate some of these ideas to as many people as possible . this a 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 of 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 felicia, 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 prince 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
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me from that. i've been the face of a few global ad campaigns because i write poems and collaborations with brands. and, you know, fortunately many of those palms get broadcast 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. it was released on the 14th of january, 2021 just a month ago now. and thus the day that i turned for
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a t 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 a time of reflection. that coincidence allowed me to reflect on 10 years of georgia, the poet and also what and 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 art in creating change. what stand stands out for me? what stood out for me was how you talked about leadership in uganda in a very memorable way. certainly said, let's have a look as a fraction of you then in society whose reaction is angry and violent,
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who caught standby and silent, but then there's another perspective. see, what does it take to govern effectively on school full was say 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 201880 percent of ugandans were under f i. e 5. 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 govern 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 tricks he's self made and he's well paid to many guild kids that i have any mix these times. come the next election was 7076,
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but there is something grand i'd like about him. that's why so many can't imagine life without it. he represents the familiar jillian. let me go straight to some questions and see thoughts from you cheap for you. this is timothy. as you candidly 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 so the through my platform, i can provide space for all who are interested in the future of uganda to reflect them, 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
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look and beyond. politics. frankly. what was your experience in this is from the chamber can shoot individuals in uganda. some are shutting. you gander, some one not explain the filmy 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, oh, 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 him as soon as i wrote on
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the pieces of black, yellow, red that ended up in the film. i said to him, we're gonna go out to you gonna, 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 are to saxon 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 in the performance, i feel much black, yellow rad. i would have listened to safina. 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 ashy leader she,
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we're never going to really change our meter. never be me. most oh our pam. the solution for their reaction from denise ian sammy make so i am recognize the, the link between the decisions and the habits on the track record 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 wanna be respectful 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. now when i see these patterns,
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when i see leaders staying in power for longer than the people expected longer than they. ready said they would in the 1st place when i see them changing the constitution to allow this to happen when i see young people and becoming increasingly frustrated and even becoming divided because there are people that do support this regime. when i see these patterns, what i, what i, what 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 o, 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 we're not gonna get locked into
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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, 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're really ambitious about the opportunity we can achieve a lot of what we hope positive 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 the ask where, and i came here. he was, i mean, you nodding in, you get how, how are you leaving that when you had an early education? so it's okay for you to speak about it out and i,
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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 . because even though i might not want to hear them, there's validity in them. and i think what they, what those criticisms indicate is that it can 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 it becomes so focused on personalities. so many of us load all of our hopes into either more 70 or bobby, why am where in reality, there is a system at 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
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with any particular country. but if i'm saying i see some similarities, i'm what, what i have the opportunity to do is try and figure out where i sit in those are problems. and from a das for perspective, the solution or the response to our offer is that i am at least an audience. i am at least and enjoy of ugandan karcher am at least a young person who participates in uganda from overseas. and in me you have an opportunity, i 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 were just not be engaging with the future of africa. well, i'm commit all of their talents and their resources to whatever country that their
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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? and the 1st, or the 1st artist that i could think of is the sharing the broadcasting the recording, the promotion of our culture. that's what we do in the arts here. new cheap, proud by anti says one influence has bobby wine hat on ye, george, in the film. black, yellow, red. you are critical of body wine. you point out that popularity doesn't mean 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 a head of state. however, in terms of hobby wine has influenced me,
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he has reminded me of the importance of speaking truth to power. but you and has been some one who has stood by his beliefs and 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 one was ready to in that, in the way that probably widest on. so that really pushed me to star ticket. they attain my feelings about gunners, future hopefully to motivate other people in the diaspora whom i also want to start developing their opinion. and their contribution to uganda. shines is a student who's based any time that he has a question for you. how can we include everyone in this cause for social,
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their talent? and in the after last from a leadership standpoint, once we are the leaders who started this race and included everyone, once we get to that point, how do we ensure that we do not confuse long term progress for no progress? where would ensure the change is progressive and that we keep an open mind and that we are willing to pass the baton on to the next plan. surveys 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 problems. 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,
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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 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?
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where do my skills lie? where will opportunities do i have to connect with people overseas, overseas, ugandans, lat, george, 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. that's the big project for our generation to. hm. i'm looking and you know, lots of comments, lots of thoughts and lots of sites via watch with him. he 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. haven't had anything everybody marino politics
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but music. even most of the knows the power of music. oh. busy busy busy busy busy busy busy oh, come on, music's agree way of making us feel glue is 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, a lot of tackling from 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. but all of this comes from the streets here. we still can save, although as a sounds from the streets we got famous, ah, is woocommerce guns on the streets, and food still runs towards and at funds on the street. we want our music to be our savior. from all it is self destructive behavior pushes hassan shock, thoughts really happening or the issues that we're not really talking soon. george
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and 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? and one of the ways that he is doing this with his art with his work is he taking a ph. d. and they certainly have our ph. d best toby, the subject where he is, he's like a piece is going to help young ugandans. these are going to help the african diaspora judge can you, can you make the connections between what you're doing, 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, ultimately, 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
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have gone on to be really commercially successful. without changing the own prospects of the communities that they come from. i don't see how is possible. i don't see how he can. i have, you know, young black people, not just ugandans black people, for as long as we have had access to recording equipment. there's been just, there's been rock'n'roll, there's been r b, there's been reggae, there's been hip hop, there's been funk. so disco ah gram african music. now we have afro beats now docile, reggae. all of these things came from young black people in it. very similar situations to what i grew up in until what many young uganda's are currently growing up in real innovation came from their music. and real change came from the music and real money was made from their music. now,
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uganda is one of those countries that has a music scene that has more prominent than other countries with 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 have a look at my laptop every what h black yellow rides is currently available for you to watch on youtube. you can also follow george to pay on twitter. and of course, happy her duties podcasting. we haven't, he can do it, where you find all good to put castillo the pipe. thanks for joining us. taking the philippines this parting to restore fight in vaccine, i topic was denied. and the wrong one,
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