recently bought a copy of Merger's "Biko
", a fantastic record with a haunting chorus. On the back of the sleeve is this picture:
Does anybody know more about the story behind this picture? I know already it was taken during the Soweto riots. American afrobeat band Antibalas also use it on their debut LP:
Why has this pic become such an icon for this event? What was going on around that time? Would like to get some good info on those events.
If anybody knows about other LP's that use the picture as well, would be interesting too.