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Freedom Day MP3s!

2008-04-24 14:45
Freedom Day MP3s

Mahotella Queens
You've done your bit by voting. Why not kick off Freedom Day by joining the mbaqanga queens in this sublime a cappella rendition of our National Anthem, off the Voices from Mother Africa primer. Listen: Nkosi Sikelele

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

Valiant Swart en Ollie Viljoen.
There are few things more democratic than tuning into a "Vuur en Vlam" grilled sokkie instrumental that actually sounds like a sausage sizzling on that braai grill.
Listen: Boereworsie

Koos Kombuis
The problems facing Planet Earth are far more serious than whether we like Malema or not, or what people think of the new ANC leather jackets" says the iconic Afrikaans singer songwriter on this eco-friendly overhaul of his classic protest song about service delivery. So says Koos Kombuis on this classic dig at Eskom and co.
Listen: Die Groen Fokkol Song

Kwani Experience
What is freedom really worth if you’re broke? So question Jozi’s funkiest crew on this bewitching 21st century brew of jazz, soul, and kwaito-hop.
Listen: I Need Some Money

Die Helde
Groovy, funky Afrikaans punks celebrate finally being free from white guilt on rollicking jam off their bilingual debut CD, 'n Eeue Oue Melodie.
Listen: Reenboognasie

Terror MC
Free yourself from mental slavery is the timely message from one of the Cape Flats' hardest working emcees on this ghetto rap stereotype shattering ragga-rhyme off his first solo studio album, Street Life. Listen: Liberate Yourself

The Rolling Blackouts
Democracy does some pitfalls…like 'load shedding'! Tune into this great-named Cape Town girl group’s topical and oh-so-hilarious slice of protest pop about the current SA Energy crisis.
Listen: Eskom – You Light Up My Life

Indie rock poster boys team up with CT based production company Ghetto Vibrations, Khayelitsha United Mambaso and the Thokozani Brothers on this enigmatic title track off their new EP.
Listen: In the Twilight

Mavis Vermaak
Mother City siren shares this hauntingly poetic avant-rock narrative about love, loss and the dark side of life in cosmpolitan Cape Town off her new self-titled EP. Fans of Buckfever Underground and Jane Rademeyer, this gem's for you. Listen: Kaapstadslaapstad

Got the post-election public holiday blues? Tune into our genre-surfing free MP3 starter pack to make sure you get your Freedom's Day groove back. From Proudly South African Afro-pop, guilt-free Afrikaans rock and Rainbow Nation reggae to 'main'heavy metal identity crises and homegrown ghetto hip-hop tales of crime & poverty, it's all here.

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