NKOSI SIKELE'L AFRIKA

Latest update on 17/05/2010

Artist: Sol Plaatje
Author: Enoch Sontonga
Label: Zonophone
Year: 1923

Black South African nationalist, cut in London with Sylvia Colenza on piano. In Zulu language (Sotho); means: God Bless Africa. Written in 1897 and in 1919 adopted as national hymn by the African National Congress. Therefore considered to be dangerous. Zonophone didn't promote it.

Covers:

1987:

Thuli Dumakude [as The Funeral: September 25, 1977 in film Cry Freedom]

1988:

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

1990:

Charlie Haden

1995:

Dionne Warwick

2000:

Helmut Lotti

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