Downloads   Galeries   Forums   Audios   Vidéos   Liens   Livre d´or   Partenaires   Contact   
  Accueil
  Actualité
  Régions/Peuples
  Historique
  Sawanité
  Le Ngondo
  Tourisme
  Littérature
  VIP
  F.A.Q
  Agendas
  Evénements
  Annonces
  Projets
  Communauté



      
11.08.2008

Obituary: Isaac Hayes dies at age 65 
































Photo: Isaac Hayes and Jesse Jackson


US musician Isaac Hayes, who has died aged 65, achieved universal fame with what became his signature song, the theme from the 1971 movie Shaft.

With its pulsating hi-hat cymbals and funky wah-wah guitar, he created an urban soul-brother feel that transformed black music and paved the way for artists like Barry White and Millie Jackson.

His shaven-headed, bling-laden, ghetto chic look made him a black cultural icon.

Isaac Hayes was no overnight success. An orphan from a poor background in rural Tennessee where he was raised by his maternal grandparents, he taught himself to play the piano, organ and saxophone.

His big break came in nearby Memphis when he signed for the Stax label as a session musician in 1964. Hayes took over keyboards from Booker T Jones, and his first paid sessions were with Otis Redding.

In partnership with songwriter David Porter, he was responsible for such classics as Sam and Dave´s Soul Man and Hold On I´m Coming.

His own work climaxed with his 1969 album Hot Buttered Soul, described by one critic as the most important black recording since James Brown´s Live at the Apollo.

It contained only four songs including an 18-minute version of Jimmy Webb´s By the Time I Get to Phoenix and an extended reworking of Burt Bacharach´s, Walk On By.

Shaft

With his rich baritone voice, Isaac Hayes became a staple of late-night and FM radio and was a precursor to artists like Barry White and to rap music.

Isaac Hayes´ theme for Shaft in 1971 won him an Oscar for best original song, and set the tone for numerous successive "blaxploitation" movies - the genre in the 1970s targeted at a US African-American audience.

In the same year, in a politically-charged era, Hayes´s Black Moses album established him as a black leader, and he became actively involved in the campaign to promote black civil rights.

It was inevitable that as well as scoring films, he would act in them too. His first role came with the 1974 Truck Turner; he appeared in some 60 movies on TV and the big screen, the most recent being the horror flick Return to Sleepaway Camp.


Hayes was a major influence on the course of black music
Alongside his film and musical career, Isaac Hayes became increasingly involved with humanitarian causes.

The 1990s saw him travel to the West African state of Ghana to shoot a video with Barry White. It was the first of many visits there during which he helped fund a school to help the spread of literacy.

He was made a Ghanaian king with the title Nene Katey Ocansey. In 2005, he married a Ghanaian woman - his fourth marriage. He has 12 children.

In 1993 he became involved with Scientology and within two years had established the Isaac Hayes Foundation aimed at increasing literacy across the globe.

There were accusations of hypocrisy levelled against him when, in 2006, he walked out of the irreverent TV cartoon series, South Park, in which he voiced the character of the Chef.

The character had been a popular one and he had reached No. 1 in the UK charts with his South Park single, Chocolate Salty Balls.

What upset him was an episode in which one of the central characters, Stan, does well in a Scientology test and is hailed as the successor to the church´s founder, L Ron Hubbard.

It also suggested Scientology was a lot of bogus claptrap aimed at parting vulnerable and rich people with their money.

Isaac Hayes had been a Scientologist for some 13 years. He became involved in several Scientology-related initiatives including one to aid impoverished inner-city schools.

Aside from his charity work, he owned two restaurants and hosted a nightly five-hour radio show in Memphis.

But he´ll be best remembered as a man who influenced the course of black music.
 

Source:  | Hits: 15410 | Envoyer à des amis  ! | Imprimer ! | Réagir(0)

PLUS DE NOUVELLES


  Le "Ngondo" en quête de développement
( | 02.12.2008 | 14617 hits  | 0 R)

  NGONDO 2008 : Le peuple Sawa s’invite à l’action
( | 01.12.2008 | 13533 hits  | 0 R)

  Ngondo 2008 : Ce n’est pas seulement la fête
( | 26.11.2008 | 12904 hits  | 0 R)

  Ngondo 2008: Une caravane pour innover
( | 25.11.2008 | 13779 hits  | 0 R)

  Ngondo: BREVES
( | 20.11.2008 | 14311 hits  | 0 R)

  Miriam Makeba est décédée à la suite d´un concert effectué en Italie
( | 10.11.2008 | 14620 hits  | 1 R)

  Le groupe ESA, vous vous en souvenez ??? Il revient …
( | 06.11.2008 | 16132 hits  | 0 R)

  Muna Moto (L’enfant de l’autre), le film de Dikongue Pipa
( | 01.11.2008 | 18966 hits  | 0 R)

  Musique : “Essimo” la contestation en musique
( | 31.10.2008 | 15207 hits  | 0 R)

  Nécrologie : Hoïgen Ekwalla est décédé
( | 25.10.2008 | 31899 hits  | 0 R)

  La fin du néolibéralisme
( | 18.10.2008 | 12952 hits  | 0 R)

  Ubuntu - an African Philosophy (i am because we are)
( | 11.10.2008 | 43765 hits  | 1 R)

  Ubuntu definition is: a person is a person through other persons.
( | 11.10.2008 | 29277 hits  | 1 R)

  Ubuntu : Je suis ce que je suis parce que vous êtes ce que vous êtes
( | 11.10.2008 | 20882 hits  | 1 R)

  Géo-économie mondiale : Un basculement stratégique | Octobre 2008 René Naba | Paris
( | 09.10.2008 | 19234 hits  | 0 R)

  André Ngangué : Le patriarche a définitivement rangé son micro
( | 10.09.2008 | 15062 hits  | 0 R)

  André Ngangué est mort !
( | 09.09.2008 | 14733 hits  | 0 R)

  Vie et Oeuvre de Ruben Um Nyobè
( | 05.09.2008 | 18392 hits  | 0 R)

  lettre d´un Sawanaute
( | 30.08.2008 | 18629 hits  | 1 R)

  Cameroon - Nigeria: A cultural festival to seal reconciliation
( | 27.08.2008 | 13950 hits  | 0 R)

  JO: Gwladys Epangue médaillée de bronze de taekwondo en -67 kg
( | 22.08.2008 | 13391 hits  | 0 R)

  Francoise Mbango Etone en OR - Bravo championne !
( | 17.08.2008 | 13027 hits  | 0 R)

  Le Pr. René Douala Manga Bell dénonce...et écrit au Président de la République
( | 14.08.2008 | 23802 hits  | 1 R)

  Africa n°1 Manu et Tito: Duo ecclectique de l´Historiographie de la Musique Africaine
( | 03.08.2008 | 16324 hits  | 0 R)

  Bonendalè : un carrefour artistique
( | 01.08.2008 | 19068 hits  | 0 R)

  Cameroon, Autopsy Of An Independance. answers on this taboo story during the colonial age
( | 01.08.2008 | 15420 hits  | 0 R)

  L’ORIGINE DU NOM TOTÉMIQUE DU PEUPLE BASSA/BASSOO
( | 19.07.2008 | 50345 hits  | 0 R)

  Une action de pérennisation de la civilisation Bakoko
( | 15.07.2008 | 17547 hits  | 0 R)

  Le cri de supplique des enfants de Lapiro: " S´il vous plaît, libérez notre père! "
( | 13.07.2008 | 16047 hits  | 0 R)

  Credo Mutwa presents: The True History of Africa
( | 06.07.2008 | 14123 hits  | 0 R)

  Livre: André FOUDA 1951-1980
( | 05.07.2008 | 17434 hits  | 0 R)

  Quand la France massacrait au Cameroun dans les années 60
( | 28.06.2008 | 19119 hits  | 0 R)

  Vidéo - Cameroun : autopsie d´une indépendance
( | 25.06.2008 | 15585 hits  | 0 R)

  Bonendale - d’un village chargé d’histoires
( | 19.06.2008 | 31344 hits  | 0 R)

  Croyance, Réligiosité, Société Sécrète : Le Ngoua
( | 15.06.2008 | 15607 hits  | 0 R)

  Les jalons posés à Yabassi
( | 13.06.2008 | 14239 hits  | 0 R)

  LE PEUPLE SAWA?
( | 02.06.2008 | 11741 hits  | 0 R)

  Egypte antique et Afrique noire: une parenté méconnue et occultée
( | 25.05.2008 | 21522 hits  | 0 R)

  Neo-Colonialism, the Last Stage of imperialism, by Kwame Nkrumah, 1965
( | 25.05.2008 | 21198 hits  | 0 R)

  OBSTACLES AU DIALOGUE NORD-SUD par Chinua ACHEBE
( | 25.05.2008 | 18134 hits  | 0 R)

  Le CLAN: formation traditionelle des Jeunes pendant la Colonisation
( | 16.05.2008 | 19495 hits  | 0 R)

  Histoire de la Musique Sawa
( | 16.05.2008 | 22223 hits  | 1 R)

  Patrice Ndedi Penda: Comment combattre la malédiction coloniale
( | 16.05.2008 | 18627 hits  | 0 R)

  CAMEROUN DU PROTECTORAT VERS LA DEMOCRATIE 1884 - 1992
( | 04.05.2008 | 16499 hits  | 0 R)

  Celestin Monga: Lettre ouverte à Lapiro (Lambo Pierre Roger)
( | 01.05.2008 | 12684 hits  | 0 R)

  Hommage de PeupleSawa à Aimé Césaire : le dernier des Mohicans s’en est allé
( | 18.04.2008 | 14588 hits  | 0 R)

  L´hommage d´Edouard Glissant à Aimé Césaire
( | 18.04.2008 | 11238 hits  | 0 R)

  Cameroun : Proposition pour un débat politique national du Monsieur Ngouo Woungly-Massaga alias Commandant Kissamba
( | 14.04.2008 | 10828 hits  | 0 R)

  Aimé CÉSAIRE (25 juin 1913 - jeudi 17 avril 2008)
( | 12.04.2008 | 13522 hits  | 0 R)

  Entretiens avec Aimé Césaire 1
( | 12.04.2008 | 13105 hits  | 0 R)



   0 |  1 |  2 |  3 |  4 |  5 |  6 |  7 |  8 |  9 |  10 |  11 |  12 |  13 |  14 |  15 |      ... >|



Jumeaux Masao "Ngondo"

Remember Moamar Kadhafi

LIVING CHAINS OF COLONISATION






© Peuplesawa.com 2007 | WEB Technology : BN-iCOM by Biangue Networks