Thursday, 9 September 2010

Credo Mutwa - Before my Eyes Close in Death


Credo Mutwa - Before my Eyes Close in Death

I went recently to the Kalahari region of South Africa to spend time with my great, great friend and soul-mate, the Zulu sanusi (high shaman), Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa.
The hours and hours of my interviews with Credo, and so many off-the-cuff moments, were shot by another great friend, Bill Ryan of Project Avalon. Here Bill asks Credo to say a few words at the start of the day to check the microphone levels and what followed was not 'one-two, one-two', but a passionate defence and advocacy of Africa, the continent he loves so, so much.
At nearly 90 years of age, he puts to shame all those who sit on their arse and do nothing, and worse, those who seek to undermine and feed off those who are trying to do something.
He doesn't believe himself to be a colossus, like all extraordinary people he doesn't appreciate his own magnificence. But a colossus he is ...

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