TSHOTSHOLOZA

Latest update on 06/03/2018

Artist: Nathan Mdledle & Company
Author: trad arr. by Todd Matshikiza
Label: Decca
Year: 1961

In the London cast recording of King Kong. The song wasn't part of the South African original production. Tshostholosa also made it as theme song of South African gold & diamond miners, as unofficial Zulu anthem (as Shosholoza) and as the local rugby supporters' hymn. Means: Push Forward, Hold On, Persevere. Mandela on Robben Island kept his spirit high with this song. There's been a version as Shosholoza Mandela, circulating after he was locked up in '63.

Covers:

1963:

Pete Seeger [as Tshotsholoza (Road Song) at Carnegy Hall]

1964:

Ian Campbell Folk Group [as Cho Cho Loza]

1964:

Johannesburg African Music Society [in South African film Dingala; choir with over 150 voices, recruited among church choirs of the western townships of Johannesburg]

1974:

Ipi-Tombi original cast [in South African Egnos/Lakier musical as Shosholoza]

1980:

Peter Gabriel [idem; B-side of Biko]

1986:

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

1986:

Eric Bogle [incorporated Tshotsholoza at the end of Singing The Spirit Home]

1989:

Simple Minds [idem]

1994:

Manu Dibango [feat. Peter Gabriel, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Geoffrey Oryema]

1999:

Helmut Lotti [as Shosholoza in his Out Of Africa project]

2009:

Overtone with Yollandi Nortjie [as Shosholoza in film Invictus]

2010:

Ternielle Nelson, Jason Hartman, UJU, Louise Carver, Aya & Deep Level [during the FIFA World Cup in South Africa]

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