Free Reconciliation Day MP3s

2007-12-16 06:04
...a multi-cultural mix
The Day of Reconciliation is about healing the wounds of the past and freeing ourselves of its burden. It’s about celebrating our Rainbow Nation. Naturally, there’s no better way of doing this than through music. So tune into our free reconciliation MP3s and celebrate our unity!

Koos Kombuis
Uncle Koos is angry! “Reconciliation Day” was inspired by his frustration with the escalating crime and violence in Mzansi. The song is a tribute to the District Six musical legend, the late Taliep Petersen. It’s also a razor-sharp socio-political critique of many of the nightmares lurking beneath the Rainbow Nation. Listen: Reconciliation Day.

The Mahotella Queens
Lest we forget where we came from, let’s show our gratitude on Reconciliation Day by getting in touch with our Proudly South African side by singing our National Anthem. Need a few tips on how to sing along? Hear the mbaqanga queens soar though a sublime a cappella rendition. Off the Voices from Mother Africa primer. Listen: Nkosi Sikelele

Anton Goosen
Durbanites are like so laid back, bru. Capetonians are snobbish and cliquey, and yes, yes Joburgers are yuppie scum. Damn, isn't it time to give our regional stereotypes a rest? The legendary liedjieboer sure reckons so, which is why he pays tribute to the coolest city in the world on this Afro-folk ballad off his new compilation '33 Sea-Sides'.
Listen: Cape Town Groove

‘The beautiful game’ is one of the best ways to celebrate Reconciliation Day. Get your 2010 World Cup groove on with this awesome a cappella anthem dedicated to our national soccer team courtesy of these Mbube masters.
Listen: Bafana Bafana

Bigots beware! There's a 'main' method in Theo Crous and Francois Blom's "Swaar Metaal" madness on this darkly satirical autopsy of being white in South Africa.
Listen: Witman

Hot Water
Tune into this jam from this dynamic multi-faceted roots and fusion SA acoustic collaborative group, about stamping out the rage that’s in all of us. This reconciliation day we need to let go off all the anger that we have and just be merry. Listen: Bushire.

Kwani Experience
Dropping the price of petrol, and maybe cutting repo and interest rates before 2010 is cool and all, but c’mon politicians how about creating some jobs? Kwani Experience keeps it real by mapping Mzansi’s hip inner city pulse with their bewitching 21st century brew of jazz, soul, funk and kwaito-hop. Listen: I Need Money

Rus Nerwich
Want to make sure you party with a purpose on Reconciliation Day? Give Madiba, Bob Marley and Martin Luther King a shout out on this fabulously funky jazzy-soul rap joint off the sax man's brand new CD. "Come join me under the Poetree, you can be happy, you can be free!" Listen: Under the Poetree

Emile YX
Black Noise’s CEO gets in touch with the Cape’s Kaapse klopse traditions by giving this traditional sokkie a funky hiep-hop twist. Off his solo CD, Roar - Live it Loud.
Listen: Is ‘n Cape Flats Ding.

Valiant Swart en Ollie Viljoen The legendary mystic blues rock boer teams up with boereorkes master on this Vuur en Vlam” grilled sokkie instrumental that actually sounds like a sausage sizzling on that braai grill.
Listen: Boereworsie.

Sweat X
Let Spoek Mathambo (rhymes) and Markus Wormstorm (beats) help you Pop your Reconciliation Day coochie with this hallucinogenically funky ebony and ivory-tronned mash-up of hyper-bling thug raps, ghetto-tech-house beats and X-rated electro-booty beat jism.
Listen: !turbojam! (sexmix).

Gone are the days when December 16 was a symbol of bitter division and self-worth was measured by the number of 'enemies' you murdered. In 21st century South Africa we embrace the different languages and cultures that used to divide us. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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