Underground is the second studio album by the American garage rock band, The Electric Prunes, and was released in 1967 on Reprise Records. It would be the final album of any materialized input by band members until the 1969 "New Improved" Electric Prunes were formed. The album was a moderate chart hit, but, without a hit-ready single, the band could not repeat their past success.
The album, Underground, brought changes to the band once recording began. Limited lyrical input plagued the band's creative process on their debut. Only one track, composed by Mark Tulin and James Lowe, called "Lovin'" was included on their first album. This changed with this album because Dave Hassinger, the group's producer, was not as active in the sessions resulting in nine of the 12 tracks becoming the band's own material. With so much more musical freedom, the band could mold their music into their own image. The final products were a more direct and cohesive set of songs that reflected the band's own design.
Africa and De viris illustribus were partially inspired by Petrarch's visit to Rome in 1337. According to Bergin and Wilson (p. ix). It seems very likely that the inspirational vision of the Eternal City must have been the immediate spur to the design of the Africa and probably De viris illustribus as well. After returning from his grand tour, the first sections of Africa were written in the valley of Vaucluse. Petrarch recalls
The fact that he abandoned it early on is not entirely correct since it was far along when he received two invitations (from Rome and from Paris) in September 1340 each asking him to accept the crown as poet laureate. A preliminary form of the poem was completed in time for the laurel coronation April 8, 1341 (Easter Sunday).
Africa is 2009 Perpetuum Jazzile album. By large most successful song from the album is a capella version of Toto's "Africa", the performance video of which has received more than 15 million YouTube views since its publishing in May 2009 until September 2013.
Africa is a 1930 Walter Lantz cartoon short featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.
Oswald was riding through the Egyptian desert on his camel. The camel, though looking real on the exterior, is actually mechanical because of the two ball-shaped pistons inside which Oswald manipulates with his feet like bike pedals. One day, a lion was running toward them. To defend himself, Oswald brought out a rifle but it malfunctioned. As a final resort, Oswald fired the ball pistons from the camel like a cannon and aimed into the lion's mouth. Terrified by its lumpy back, the lion runs away in panic.
Nearby where he is, Oswald saw an oasis and a palace. Upon seeing the apes dance and play instruments, the curious rabbit decides to join the fun. As he entered the palace, Oswald was greeted by the queen. The queen asked him who he is, and Oswald introduced himself in a song as well as giving advice for a possibly better lifestyle. Pleased by his visit, the queen asked Oswald if he would like to be her king. Oswald was at first uncertain, knowing he never met a queen, but immediately accepted. It turns out momentarily that the queen still has a king who shows up then throws Oswald out of the palace and into a pond full of crocodiles. Luckily, Oswald escapes unscathed and runs off into the desert.
The electricity crunch is hurting South African industry and agriculture and blackouts are expected for at least two more years, threatening output in Africa’s most industrialized economy ... “If it gets worse it will get to a point when you have certain days where we will stop sending people underground.”.
But some newly found fossils of a lesser known amphibian order called caecilians—limbless, worm-like critters that live and burrow underground—could fill in some big evolutionary gaps in how present day amphibians came to be ...Modern caecilians are now exclusively home to southern Asia, South and Central America, and parts of Africa.
Modern caecilians are limbless amphibians with cylindrical bodies with a compact, bullet-shaped skull that helps them burrow underground. Now exclusively home to South and Central America, Africa, and southern Asia, caecilians spend their lives burrowing in leaf-litter or soil searching for prey such as worms and insects.
The founding speaker of SouthAfrica’s first democratic parliament, Frene Ginwala, has died, two weeks after suffering a stroke ... She was honoured with the Order of Luthuli in Silver in 2005 for her contributions to the struggle against gender oppression and for the creation of a non-racial, just and democratic South Africa.
Mirissa Neff, the film's director, learned about NationalWake while watching a different music documentary, Punk in Africa... "I grew up in the '80s in America and had a cursory knowledge of South Africa ... He also points out there were other multiracial bands in South Africa at the time ... "We were underground.
WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA - Namibia has halted Russia's state atomic energy agency's uranium exploration over concerns about potential contamination of underground water. Namibia is Africa's biggest producer of the nuclear fuel, the world's second, and in 2019 granted Russia's Rosatom subsidiary, One Uranium, exploration rights.
SouthAfrica has some of the best hospitality spots — our restaurants and wines are revered by the world over ... In a celebration of the South African fine-dining experience, we’ve compiled a list of the top five restaurants in South Africa ... In 2021 Wolfgat was also named Africa’s BestRestaurant at The 50 Best Restaurants 2021.
the first driverless metro line in Africa. With a total of 27 stations, 12 being underground, the 35-kilometer-long line will run from north to south, extending from New Maadi to Al-Khosous ... city,” said Andrew DeLeone, President of Alstom in Africa, Middle East, and Central Asia.
Researchers claim to have discovered new evidence of extinct human species who lived in the underground caves of modern-day SouthAfrica...Mystery of navigating dark narrow underground passes ... This suggests that it may have coexisted alongside Homo sapiens, which emerged in Africa around 300,000 years ago.
Bristow spoke about his rise from a living on a farm in SouthAfrica to running one of the largest gold mining companies in the world ... “I grew up in eastern South Africa during apartheid times a long time ago ... “Some of those deep gold mines used to have 50,000 people working underground at any one shift,” Bristow said.
A momentous discovery in SouthAfrica could turn our understanding of human history on its head ... Renowned paleoanthropologist Lee Berger drew sharp criticism for hypothesizing Homo naledi was deliberately placing its dead in a dark, dangerous underground chamber in the Rising Star caves just outside Johannesburg, South Africa.