YAY! 39 today!
So many considerations in this massive year of 2020 where the world has shifted so fundamentally. I hope we will use these disruptions to create the nations and world of our dreams!
I released a song on Madiba's birthday in collaboration with South Africa's music finery.
The song was created by myself, Aron Halevi and Dylan Wray of www.shikaya.org - an educational and human rights organisation.
It is the beginning of a campaign to help us all think about our learnings from the pandemic as individuals and as a greater society.
And to encourage us to all to ACT to make the changes we want to see in the world.
The lyrics here for you and a link to the song at the end of this post.
A love letter for the nation and the world.
Because We Are
(by Mahola&Halevi 2020)
All the words in the world wouldn’t tell you
All the money: you never could spend it
You deserve all the praise in the world cos
It’s all because of you that
In the middle of all that is changing
We can count on the difference you’re making
(Cos) everyday you are there, come what may
Nakanjan' ukona da
All because of you all the world keeps spinning round
Because of you
We can stand on firmer ground
All because of you
keep our heart beat safe and sound
Because of you
We can feel we're stronger now
Eli vili liyajika ngengxa yakho!
All the best of a nation united
Coming through like a light in the darkness
Every test we will pass ( Amandla! )
Every struggle we will win
Because WE ARE
The greatest dream of our mothers before us
Nkosi Sikelela will remind us
Moving forth to our destiny calling
WE WILL BUILD THE DREAM!
And even now when it’s hardest
There's nothing stronger than kindness
On your knees in the night like a fighter
Getting up every morning stronger
Thuma thina we will rise yea
Maluphakamis’w uphondo lwayo
To the light we're moving together
Building the future our ancestors could only dream!
Nakanjan' ukhona daar: no matter what, you are there
Eli vili liyajika ngengxa yakho : this wheel turns because of you
Nkosi sikelela : god bless (as in South African national anthem "God bless Africa)
Thuma thina : send us
Maluphakamis'w uphondo lwayo : may her horn be raised up (as in the horn of Africa - anthem again)
Lots of love to all of you on this my special day :)
The One Who Sings
LISTEN, DOWNLOAD AND SHARE HERE: http://platoon.lnk.to/BecauseWeAre
Amanda Black / Ard Matthews / Arno Carstens / Agape / Bonga Kwana / Buhle Mda / Cheistar / Craig Hinds / Divine Mahara / Early B / Emo Adams / Francois Van Coke / Gabriela Diamond / Jabulani Mthembu / Jack Parrow / J Something / Jedd Kossew / Jeremy Loops / Jimmy Nevis / Kahn Morbee / Karen Zoid / Khayelitsha United Mambazo / Khuli Chana / Majozi / Ready D / Shane Cooper / Vusi Mahlasela / Yvonne Chaka-Chaka / Zoe Modiga /
Produced by Aron Halevi, Mr Mallum and RJ Benjamin ❤️