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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Rembering Lucky Dube

Written By: Staff Writer—Two years ago today, Lucky Dube, the globally revered South African musician who was one of Africa's most beloved artists and one of reggae's most powerful voices, was tragically killed ( With an incredible 21 albums under his musical belt, Dube proved himself one of not only South Africa's, but also the world's greatest reggae superstars—a man with superb musical taste and genius, an artist with a message, with a reason and a rhyme behind everything he does. Dube's songs were based on three main things—political issues, social issues and personal issues—things that play an important role in everyone's lives. When asked what inspired Dube once noted, "People! Looking at people, watching people's movements, the things they do. My songs are based on real life situations and experiences." His music was riddled with the desire to make the world a better place. Today, we remember the man whose music lives in the hearts of his fans forever.

(Photo Credits: Ryko Press)