Earth Hour Party Starters

2009-03-26 11:46
Earth Hour Party Starters

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

Koos Kombuis
The right to vote is cool. But come on, it’s the little things that really matter. Like when the lights go out, and the petrol runs out, and it all falls apart. Or so says Koos Kombuis on this classic dig at Eskom and co.
Listen: Fokkol

Chris Chameleon
Can't figure out what to do for 60 minutes while the lights are switched off? Play Chris Chameleon's Afrikaans pop ditty (yes, on your portable MP3 player or mobile phone) and you'll have the message in no time.
Listen: Sterredank

Ben Sharpa
Gatvol with all the blackouts? Shed your own load by tuning into this beat-bopping rap by Mzansi’s most accomplished lyricist inspired by acoustic-rock legend Neil Young’s classic "Hey, Hey, My, My (Into The Black)".
Listen: Into the Black

Checked Zebra
Energy crisis limiting your entertainment options? Put down the remote control and remember what it was like to have good old fashioned fun in the sun with these Mother City ska-rockers who get brassy on this contagiously punky second single off 'Amazon Baby'.
Listen: Rollerskating to the Sun

Terror MC
Energy crisis giving you an exitential crisis? Emancipate yourself from mental slavery by getting down to this ragga-rhymed versification off the Cape Flats' rapper's first solo studio album, Street Life.
Listen: Liberate Yourself

Take five from fretting over being plugged in by tuning into the message in this appetisingly illbient Cape Flats hiep-hop shout to CT's classic stomach-filler that's dedicated to 'al die kos monsters'. Off the legendary Kallitz's word surgeon's solo EP.
Listen: Koep 'n Gatsby

Gito Baloi
Blackouts bumming you out. Stop whinging and listen to this sublimely beautiful Pan African jazzy ballad off the legendary bassist's posthumously released new tribute CD, Beyond.
Listen: Sol

Lindie Lila
Wondering how on earth you're going to party in the dark. Allow yourself to go a little bit loony with this mystically soulful ballad from belly-dancing singer songwriter babe, Lindie's Moon Dance CD.
Listen: Moon Dance

Ras Sheehama
Smooth Afro-jazzy celebrations seldom come as seductive as this after hours gem off the Namibian reggae star's album Pure Love.
Listen: Midnight

Howard Roark
Yes, yes, load-shedding is frustrating. But instead of bitching and moaning, do your bit to heal the planet, by switching off your lights and....going with the indie rock flow.
Listen: Go with the Flow

Looking for the motivation to switch off your lights and save the planet? Download free electrifying Afrikaans, rock, rap, dance and Afro-pop MP3s and you'll be dancing in the dark in no time. 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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