Live 8 on MTV and VH1

They went to commercial when the south african group started performing. aaargh


Blogger akiey said...

"There is money in your exploitation.” says KhaazRa MaaRanu & how true that holds for VH1 and of all networks MTV!? The same MTV that's trying to capitalize on the large African audience by starting MTV Africa??
-I wonder how they intend to feature the good in African music to the rest of the world if they shamelessly black out the continent's performance for a quick trip to the "store/mall". Very sad indeed.

7/02/2005 11:34 PM  
Blogger Kenyan Pundit said...

MTV coverage sucked overall, check this out http://www.live8insider.com/2005/07/02/hows-your-live-8-tv-coverage/

7/03/2005 8:50 AM  
Blogger Afromusing said...

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7/03/2005 11:36 AM  
Blogger Afromusing said...

I agree. I knew that there was a problem with media consolidation (MTV, VH1, and BET are owned by viacom.)but gosh that was horrible coverage. To debunk the stuff that came out of those veejays mouths...we would need an African think tank.
_____ (insert deity)bless the internet.

7/03/2005 11:41 AM  
Blogger Black Ambition said...

I only saw a few bits of it. I loved when Steven and Rita Marley performed Get Up, Stand Up. Other than that I didn't recognize alot of the other performers. There were alot of older performers and only a few young bands/groups.

So why didnt Live 8 actually raise any money? Maybe they thought keeping it free would spread the issue to more people?

7/03/2005 10:45 PM  
Blogger Black Ambition said...

hey, did you read about this?
United States of Africa

7/05/2005 1:36 PM  
Blogger Afromusing said...

Thanks for the heads up on that, i had read about his comments on Africa not begging anymore. I am intrigued by this.

7/05/2005 4:34 PM  
Blogger akiey5 said...

@Black Ambition, I stand to be corrected but the aim of Live 8 is in some ways very different from the '85 Live Aid in that instead of raising money the concerts & coming together of the people is meant to bring attention to pressure-activist groups' recommendations to the G8 leaders to focus more on cancelling (not reduction of forgiving) Africa's foreign debt & hence work with Africa to eradicate dependence on foreign aid & thus hasten the continent's development.

7/06/2005 3:01 AM  

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