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"Eyes on the Prize" became an iconic song during the Civil Rights era. Musician Ross Altman sings the song and explains its history.

Fifty years ago, hundreds of thousands rallied during the March on Washington. A big part of the march was the music. Here, musician Len Chandler recalls the day (and what it was like to hang out with Bob Dylan)


This week’s Rhythm Planet program celebrates South African music, including many songs paying tribute to Nelson Mandela.  I hope it sends out healing vapors and spreads healing vibrations out toward Nelson Mandela’s hospital room.  This music not only celebrates Mandela’s courage, leadership, and legacy: it is a celebration of life and the triumph of hope over despair.

Listen to the show HERE.

Rhythm Planet Playlist: 6/28/13

  1. Dollar Brand |Cape Town Fringe (Fill) | Cape Town Fringe | Chiaroscuro
  2. The South African national anthem - Nkosi Sikelel Afrika
  3. Miriam Makeba | Iyaguduza | Reflections | Heads Up
  4. Nelson Mandela | Speech After Becoming Elected President May
  5. Joy (feat. Brenda Fassie) | State Of Independence | 12″ Unreleased | Island
  6. Eric Bibb | Mandela Is Free | Home To Me | Earthbeat! Records
  7. Freshly Ground | Doo Be Doo | Nomvula | Freeground Records
  8. Macka B | Proud Of Mandela | Natural Suntan | Ariwa
  9. Lucky Dube | Different Colors | Lucky Dube: Retrospective | Ryko
  10. Peter Gabriel | Biko | Plays Live | Geffen
  11. Miriam Makeba & The Skylarks | Phatha Phatha | The Best Of | Kaz
  12. Paul Simon | Under African Skies | Graceland | Warner Bros.
  13. The CDM Globetrotting Choir | Free Nelson Mandela | Single | iTunes
  14. Lady SMith Blackmazo | Long Walk To Freedom | Long Walk To Freedom | Heads Up
  15. Hugh Masakela | Mandela: Bring Him Back Home | Hope | Triloka
  16. Mahlathini and The Mahotella Queens | Bayeza | Mbaqanga (Zulu Jive) | Verve
  17. Theo Blaise Kounkou | Mandela Wetu | Belle Amicha | Weedo Music
  18. Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim) | Cape Town Fringe | Cape Town Fringe | Chiaroscuro