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Free Human Rights Day MP3s

2008-03-20 20:21
Mahotella Queens
Africa is a continet that desperately needs to heal. Get humble by listening to the mbaqanga queens soar though a sublime a cappella rendition of our National Anthem, off the Voices from Mother Africa primer.
Listen: Nkosi Sikele Africa

Chris Chameleon
Say a prayer for South Africa with the charismatic Afrikaans singer songwriter on this classical pop gem off Klassieke Chameleon.
Listen: Die Onse Vader

Breyten Breytenbach
The struggle continues. "A rebel song never dies," says Mzansi’s finest Afrikaans poet in this jam accompanied by flutes, drums, traditional zulu vocals and snippets of bird song. He urges us to continue fighting for what is right.
Listen: Rebel Song.

Sam Kaase Former SA Youth Choir member, 18-year-old Sam penned this protest song by pleading with all South Africans to speak out for a better way of life. Patricia de Lille, Helen Zille, Mangosuthu Buthelezi and Bantu Holomisa were so inspired, they added their voices to his recording.
Listen: Insurgence

Kwani Experience
Poverty is a pandemic in our country. Spare a thought for those less fortunate than yourself while tuning into Jozi's Muthaland funksters mapping Mzansi's inner city pulse with a bewitching jazz, soul, funk and kwaito-hop brew. Listen: I Need Money

Purple Simba & Shyam
London underground grime MC Purple Simba and vocalist Shyam invite us to put the racial divisions of our past behind us on this leftfield lyrical rhyme off the recent 'Planetary Assault' compilation. Seriously funky.
Listen: My People.

Carpet Mafia
  Tune into this hip and very tasty jazz instrumental recorded live at Zula Bar in Long Street. The song is a tribute to Madiba, the man who made human rights possible in this country.Listen: Listen: Funky Madiba.

An addictively illbient Cape Flats hiep-hop head-nodder about looking beyond the beef. Off the legendary Kallitz's word surgeon's solo EP.
Listen: Maak Mekaa Sterk

Chronic Clan
Get to know excatly what your rights are by tokig up on this ierie African dope joint.
Listen: Gimme the Weed

Gangstaz on the streets of Jo’burg are looking for the Promised Land. “We take life to get life,” “Blood money for my dreams.” Soweto-born m’rapper explains why poverty remains on this 90s flavoured hip-hop jam with sprinkles of sounds of gun-shots and sirens in the background.
Listen: Poverty

Terror MC
One of the Cape Flats' hardest working emcees shatters the ghetto rap stereotypes with this ragga-rhymed versification about emancipation from mental slavery off his highly anticipated first solo studio album, Street Life.
Listen: Liberate Yourself

Ephniko feat. Terror MC
Human rights violation has taken another form. The system is robbing us blind, and the industry and media is feeding us lies, so what is it that we’re really celebrating this human rights day? Listen to this blend of Spanish, Afrikaans and English rhymes with traditional Zimbabwean folk singing undertones and think about the problems we still face as Third World citizens. Listen: Third World Citizens.

Blk Sonshine
The message is simple: unwind to this mellow live track about making love with Mzansi's soul sensation Neo Muyanga and Malawian muso, Masauko Chipembere.
Listen: Soul Smile (live)

Need proof that you're living in the 'new' South Africa? Try this harmonica-nised African grunge rock and you'll be partying to peace in no time. It's in Afrikaans, nogal. Listen: Vrede
Make sure you party with a purpose this Human Rights Day. Download free Afro-pop, Afrikaans, rap, rock and reggae MP3s.
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