Nursing Wounds With Music
Taking a break with some jubilant street kids in Uganda as they lip-sync, get down and act out against police repression to the new song "Anti-Kale" by Ugandan pop star Spice Diana, who was born Diana Namukwaya. The singer was recently arrested and beaten by the country's infamously abusive police when she was turned back at a carnival venue where she was performing; afterward, she posted her bruised photos on social media.
“We give you power to protect us and keep law and order, but you are the same people that go against the law," she lamented. "Why should we be treated like strangers in our own country?” In the song - no thanks to Google translate, which alternately defines kale as "okay" and "you're welcome" - she seems to be defying their attempts to keep her down. Echoing her narrative in the video, the triumphal kids kill it.