x-thread://421541147/-7819315038737712006#m_-7912853536049043226_ Entertainment Inside Us: May 2021 On History Africa | Icons Of Music | Other Programming

Thursday, 22 April 2021

May 2021 On History Africa | Icons Of Music | Other Programming


ICONS OF MUSIC

The HISTORY® Channel Africa kicks May of with the Icons of Music featuring legendary septuagenarian rockers of note - Ozzy Osbourne, Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney and the ethereal eternal Gypsy woman Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac fame. The iconic king of reggae, Bob Marley is also celebrated in Roots of A Man and reveals just why Marley ‘s infuence as a singer, songwriter, and global pop-culture prophet contnues to impact the music world 40 years afer his death in 1981. The Icons campaign concludes with South Africa’s very own Johnny Clegg, whose style of Zulu dancing and melodic fusions of rock and African rhythm united a naton and endeared himself to Madiba. The musical journey that Clegg found himself on, is showcased in Johnny Clegg: The White Zulu and his story is told against the backdrop of a country that was scarred and broken by the legacies of the then politcal system. His energetc dance and mix of Zulu and English lyrics rose to prominence with his frst band Juluka, that began as a duo with Sipho Mchunu – one of the frst ‘mixed’ groups in the South African apartheid-era.

1 May – 5 June, Saturdays at 20h15

PAUL MCCARTNEY: WINGS OF A BEATLE
1 May
From the small clubs of Liverpool to the world stage, Sir Paul McCartney has dedicated his life to the music industry. He has not only dominated the airwaves globally with the Beatles, he reigned supreme on the charts with Wings and his solo work. But Paul McCartney’s life hasn’t always been glamourous and has been met with some extremely dark days. Experience the story behind one of the music industry’s most treasured musical icons. This is Sir Paul McCartney’s journey.

BOB MARLEY: ROOTS OF A MAN
8 May 
Robert Nesta Marley, known across the globe as Bob Marley, was the frst and debatably only superstar ever to emerge from the third world. He rose from humble rural beginnings and blossomed into a man of such signifcance and infuence that his atempted assassinaton in 1976 turned out to be politcally motvated. Marley’s musical infuence is stll felt all around the world today, but he was more than just a musician – he had a universal quality in his messages that transcended race, colour, class and economics. This documentary explores the life of one of the 20th century’s most charismatc and challenging performers. Bob Marley transcends the role of reggae luminary: he is regarded as a cultural icon who implored his people to know their history.

OZZY OSBOURNE: THRONE OF DARKNESS
15 May 
Ozzy Osbourne epitomises the typical rockstar - with his music, lifestyle, attude and outlandish behaviour. John Michael Osbourne was born in Birmingham, England on December 3rd, 1948 in a very working-class area. Known worldwide as the Prince of Darkness, Ozzy Osbourne, as he became known, could never hold down a job. He didn’t want to. However, what he did want was to be a Rockstar. Ozzy Osbourne got his start in Black Sabbath when he placed an ad in a local music store in Birmingham. The ad read “Ozzy Zig needs a gig has own PA”. Now known to be the physical embodiment of rock and roll and over 70 years old, he is stll going strong and showing the world the true meaning of ‘being metal’.

STEVIE NICKS: WILD AT HEART
22 May 
Stevie Nicks has remained an iconic role model, staying synonymous with the witchy, transcendental, deep-rooted mystcism of a fairy godmother. Her enchantng song writng, strong will, and powerful presence onstage, has endeared her to women and men all over the globe. They say great art comes from great tragedy. This couldn’t be more true with the songstress of Fleetwood Mac. For decades, she has fronted one of the most successful bands in history, resurrectng them from the ashes. Even with the trials and tribulatons of being a member of Fleetwood Mac, Stevie reigns as one of the most prolifc women of music.

MICK JAGGER: A KNIGHT TO REMEMBER
29 May 
There has never been a rock and roll star quite like Mick Jagger. He is the voice of a generaton. With over 5 decades in the industry, he has completely evolved the sound of music and pushed the Rolling Stones in a directon that has helped them become the biggest rock and roll band ever. He is a successful musician, artst, actor, move producer and business man. Relive the life and career of the face of the Rolling Stones…This is Mick Jagger, a Knight to Remember.

BONUS
Channel Premiere
JOHNNY CLEGG: THE WHITE ZULU
June 05
Saturday at 20h15
The exceptonal story of a commited musician, crazy for dance, who made the world love his vision of a South African culture that allowed everyone, black and white, to express themselves and make it possible to get along. Apartheid was a divisive tool, but Johnny Clegg’s dream sought a way of unitng South Africans by mixing English and Zulu, African rhythms and rock. In the early 1970s, he invented a unique style, that is unlike any other, and made it a politcal art. His story and that of his music are in line with the history of South Africa and his long journey to freedom.

OTHERS
Brand New & Exclusive
HOW THE NAZIS LOST THE WAR
2 May
Sundays at 20h15
Hitler’s war machine was feared and ruthless – at least for a tme. It cut a swathe through Europe and North Africa and threatened to overrun Russia. From 1939 into the early 1940s, Hitler’s dream of a Third Reich and dominance over all of Europe was a distnct possibility. But then cracks appeared. The war machine became vulnerable. The history of World War Two is usually told through the eyes of the victors – but How The Nazi’s Lost The War is told through the lens of the bumbling generals and an increasingly paranoid Fuhrer.

Brand New & Exclusive
RIVER HUNTERS S2
13 May
Thursdays at 20h15
Once again, wild swimmer and presenter Rick Edwards, YouTube star Beau Ouimete and Gary Bankhead head to some of the greatest rivers in the United Kingdom, to unearth new treasures from some of the most iconic moments in Britsh history. Their adventures this tme will take place in the Batle of Stamford Bridge/ River Ouse in York, the River Conwy and rise of the Plantagenets in Wales as well as the River Debden with its proximity to the burial grounds of the Anglo-Saxon Kings and fnally the River Lochy which witnessed the Jacobite rebellion and rise of Bonnie Prince Charlie. With the rivers of England, Scotland and Wales less polluted than ever before they are travelling with real hope and expectaton of some amazing finds.

Read Also:
- May on Discovery Channel and Discovery Family
- May on TLC and Real Time
- May on Investigation Discovery
- May on CBS Reality
- May on CBS Justice
- May on Comedy Central and MTV

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