Amandla Poets combines Amandla (power) with Poets (writers of words in meter) and was coined by the band founder and leader, Dumile Vokwana, a native of Guguletu (our pride) township bordering Capetown, South Africa. Music has always been a thread of communication and reinforcement that unified a people actively involved in an effort to control their own destiny. Bolstered by the support of the international community, a whole new history opens its doors to the world, the building of a new home for all South Africans -- Makube Njalo (Make It So), as translated from the Xhosa language of South Africa.
The Amandla Poets performed at my wedding at Falkirk Cultural Center in San Rafael in 1999. They were the highlight of the wedding and I have been looking for them to thank them once again for amazing gift they gave me. Thank you soooooo much for your music.