Ooogabooga Under Fascism

by Juba Kalamka

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about

This album is a hodgepodge of reflections, ideas,notions and the like that started to congeal for me around 1998 or so following reading J. F.Rice's _Up on Madison, Down on 75th Street: A History of the Illinois Black Panther Party, Part 1_(1983).

I grew up on the west side of Chicago with parents participating in both Africentrist education and Black theater communities, and experienced the conflicts and convergences of cultural nationalism and the Panther's Marxist-influences community programming up close. Fred hampton was born in maywood, Illinois, a few minutes from Chicago's Austin neighborhood to which my family moved in late 1974.

Austin was one of the last neighborhoods in the city to experience mid 1970s "white flight" and the attendant political/social shifts and upheavals around race and class in that period. My hope was to give some idea of what was swirling around me and in my head in that period, as well as the complications and privileges of having been there as a kid. This record is a bit of my lens as a child then and looking back as an adult on how it shaped me for better or worse...all grounded in gratefulness that I came out of the ride well. :-)

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“Changing your name is not gonna change our set of arrangements. The only thing that’s gonna change our set of arrangements is what’s gotten us into this set of arrangements, And that’s an oppressor. And it’s on three stages, we call it three-in-one; avaricious , greedy businessmen,demagogic,lyin’ politicians; and racist,pig, fascist reactionary cops.Until you deal with those three things, then your set of arrangements will remain the same.The only difference will be that you’ll still be under facscism, but instead of being Fred under fascism, I’ll be Oogabooga under fascism, but I’ll feel the same.”



Illinois Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton (1948-1969)
From the speech “It’s A Class Struggle Goddamnit!” ,
Northern Illinois University, November,1969

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released August 11, 2012

1 ICALLMYSELF (for Avie Mae and Joe Senior)

2 INTROBOOGA

3 THE FRUITING ( Generalissimo Juballini’s Lament)

4 CRISPUS ATTUCKS

5 BLACKNATIONALISTAFTERGLOW (MzunguBibi)

6 AMBI (Righthand)

7 A MAGIC WANDERING

8 CILLIAN MURPHY

9 M[AA]F (Do You Figure?)

10 A GAME OF HORSESHOES (The Untenable Offwhiteness)

11 YEOMAN JOHNSON

12 THE FORCES OF EVIL (featuring Katastrophe)

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All songs written and arranged and produced
by Juba Kalamka , Boermann Sixgirl (BMI)
except “The Forces of Evil”
additional lyrics written by Katastrophe (Rocco Ioannis Kayiatos, BMI)

Additional production and editing by Kris deJong and Eliot K Daughtry

Recorded, mixed, mastered and duplicated
by Kris deJong and Eliot K Daughtry

at Killer Banshee Studios Oakland, California
January 2006-October 2009

additional recording at Frank Leigh School,
Oakland, CA July 2009 to October 2011

Vocals for “The Forces Of Evil”
were recorded by Cari Campbell @ Skoolstudio
and New College Of California Media Center,
San Francisco, California January 2006

General licensing and publishing inquiries: juba@jubakalamka.com

Legal: Alex Austin, Austin Law Group theaustinlawgroup.com

© 2006-2012 Juba Kalamka all rights reserved

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Juba Kalamka Oakland

Juba Kalamka is most recognized for his work with intersectional performance troupes Mangos With Chili & Sins Invalid,"homohop" group Rainbow Flava,as co-founder of Deep Dickollective (D/DC) and his development of the micro-label Sugartruck Recordings.

Kalamka's personal work centers on intersectional dialogues on race, identity, gender, disability, sexuality and class in popular media.
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