Mama Nomusa Xaba is a multi-talented, multi-disciplined artist whose role as an activist spans all the way to the 60s in Chicago, famously known as the city of wind. To the uninitiated her praise has often been tethered to her late legendary husband, musician Bab’ uNdikho Xaba. But her glory came into its own before she met Bab’ uNdikho whilst he was on tour with the musical Sponono which toured the United States in the sixties. It is during this Black History Month that The Arts Of Sunday celebrates her role in the pantheon of black liberation.
“I was a child of the civil rights movement, I started out whilst still in high school around 1963. I was tasked to organise the great march on Washington as a teenager by collecting all the money by hand no computers [at the time] or anything. All the while going from door to door collecting money for this train we were going to take in Washington DC” – Nomusa Xaba
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