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XanaDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-05 11:34 PM
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Edited on Thu Jan-27-05 11:35 PM by XanaDUer


The Sun City resort complex, located in Bophuthatswana, attracted international performers. But, despite being in an area designated for Africans, few blacks could afford to visit. Because of it prominence, Sun City became a focus of the cultural boycott of South Africa. The cultural boycott urged artists not to go perform in South Africa. In 1985 Little Steven Van Zandt co-founded Artists United Against Apartheid (AUAA). That same year AAUA released an album SUN CITY produced by Little Steven and Arthur Baker featuring some 50 artists. The lyrics include the phase "I ain't gonna play Sun City." There was also an award winning video. Monies raised from this album went through The Africa Fund to education for South African exiles, political prisoners inside South Africa and anti-apartheid education in the U.S. Among those receiving money as a result were the Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College run by the ANC in Tanzania which received $220,000; the South African Council of Churches which received $160,000 to aid political prisoners and their families; and TransAfrica and the American Committee on Africa which split $238,000 for anti-apartheid educational work in the United States. You can learn more about the Sun City project at Little Steven's Web site. (Note: Little Steven has added acting to his career with the role of Silvio Dante on the television hit The Sopranos.)

http://richardknight.homestead.com/bophuthatswana.html


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