Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Nkosi Sikeleli Africa videos

Hey all,

I thought this would be helpful in light of our Cook readings.

This is a traditional version of the song before it became the national anthem.

This is the official national anthem version as sung at the Rugby World Cup in 2007.

Even though it's the same music, these versions feel quite different. I feel like the latter version has been "Anglicized" - it sounds much more like a European chorale or hymn than a traditional South African song. What do you think?


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