to hear my parents tell it my ancestral cocktail breaks down like this: two parts british one part german and one part french. (one of my distant grand-pėres worked for lafayette as a
theron mines 'north country' a single mother fighting sexual harassment in the iron mine where she works. born in benoni south africa on aug. 7 1975
coal mining’s advent in south africa can best be traced to the start of gold mining in the late 19 th century particularly on the witwatersrand with the first coal in appreciable tonnages extracted on the highveld coal field close to the nascent witwatersrand gold mines.
lyrics to 'stimela (the coal train)' by hugh masekela. there's a train that comes from mozambique angola zimbabwe malawi botswana namibia lesotho swaziland and the whole hinterland of south africa. this train carries on it the young men and old men who are conscripted to come and work on contract in the gold mines of johannesburg and it's surrounding metropoli.
gregory alan isakov (born in 1979 in johannesburg south africa) is a south africa-born american singer-songwriter. he released his first album rust colored stones in 2003.isakov has been described by boulder weekly "strong subtle a lyrical genius" and has been compared to his influences; bruce springsteen kelly joe phelps iron & wine and gillian welch.