Beautiful song and harmonizing from a home.
History going back to Java in Indonesia.
The Cape Malays were forced into slavery back then, and many ended up in the Cape.
They also brought Islam to SA, and the first Afrikaans was apparently written in Arabic.
The musical remains controversial, although all the songs are still much loved.
Liberation movements felt it stereotyped black South Africans and blamed their troubles on tribal feuds and natural disasters, rather than
Whatever the case, it launched the careers of many stars, and it is still played occasionally to full-houses in SA:
A more recent performance: The Warrior:
Margeret Singana - The Warrior (hit recorded version):
edit on 2-8-2012 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)
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