American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Biko, Steven Bantu 1946-1977. South African political activist who led an anti-apartheid movement that urged all South African Blacks to disassociate themselves from white and multiracial culture. He was killed in prison by South African police.
“Biko is Sketch's brother, and is the runt of their litter.”
“When Mandela unveiled the statue on Friday, he called Biko a symbol of unity for the new South Africa.”
“Musical standouts include Bob Geldof's "This Is the World Calling," that he described as originating from standing backstage at a previous event during Peter Gabriel's "Biko" -- feeling only the heavy thump of the drums and building a new song upon that ( "Biko" is here, too; judge for yourself) and a truly gorgeous pairing of guitar deities Mark Knopfler and Chet Atkins, whose shared "Imagine" will haunt you with its gentle, intricate beauty long after the screening.”
“Consciousness Week, Mr Mabasa told about 500 people that "even those who had labelled Biko a CIA agent, are trying to claim him".”
“Robert "Biko" Baker from the League of Young Voters gave the next speech in the panel discussion.”
“In the '80s, you could have read a wall of books about apartheid in South Africa, but none of them would have crawled inside your head as permanently as the Special AKA's "Nelson Mandela," Peter Gabriel's "Biko," or even Little Steven's "Sun City.”
“The encores were well worth the long journey that resulted from catching the last train back to London: a passionate "Biko", sung anticipating its first live performance in South Africa, and the perennial crowd-pleaser "Sledgehammer".”
“Biko' really originated from the coverage that he was getting in the press and the television to some extent," recalls Gabriel.”
“As it turned out, "Biko" would become an anthem in the anti-apartheid movement, making many more people aware of the issue, including other artists.”
“It also inspired the movie "Cry Freedom," with Denzel Washington portraying Biko, and the song "Biko" by Peter Gabriel.”
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