In 1987, Labi Siffre, a British singer, released the song, ‘Something Inside So Strong‘.
As political as this blog sometimes gets, i’m not bringing it to your attention because he composed it as anti-Apartheid song after witnessing a video in which black kids were being shot upon by white troops. Although noble, the song has grown, over the decades, into a broader meaning of “vasbyt”, “you can do it” and “you an make it!” Thus, it becomes the inspirational video of the week.
To give South African flavour, i add the cover version where Lira and the Soweto Gospel Singer’s do it as a tribute to Nelson Mandela. I’d love to get some locals together one day and record it too. Continue reading
Nelson Mandela is dead. He died at home at 8.50pm on Thursday, December 5 2013. This is a tribute from Patrick a.k.a. The Snordster, one of my readers. These are his words and video, compiled 5 months ago whilst Nelson Mandela a.k.a. Madiba a.k.a. Tata…a.k.a. Father of a Nation, fought his illness and news reports conflicted over his life and death...
It seems like yesterday when I heard Tata was out of prison. Mixed emotions went through my mind! What does this mean for us South Africans & all Africans.
Joy filled my heart and i actually cried at the thought of him been jailed for all those years just for me and my nation to be freed from slavery. I salute you Tata, not many people would have done it…you are a Hero to me and for all peoples. Continue reading