I LOVE SOUTHERN AFRICA

Ask me anything   Submit   Everything to love about ANGOLA, BOTSWANA, LESOTHO, MADAGASCAR, MALAWI, MAURITIUS, MOZAMBIQUE, NAMIBIA, SOUTH AFRICA, SWAZILAND, ZAMBIA & ZIMBABWE

(Weekly featured shout-out showing love to another part of the African diaspora)
@SouthRnAfrika

South Africa:

Letta Mbulu & choir perform Nongqongqo (To Those We Love) in the movie, Warm December, starring and directed by Sidney Poitier.

Letta Mbulu (born 23 August 1942 in Soweto, South Africa), is a South African jazz singer born and raised in Soweto. She has been active since the 1960s, but left for the United States in 1965 due to apartheid.

In the U.S. she worked with Cannonball Adderley, David Axelrod and Harry Belafonte.  Her singing can also be heard in Roots, The Color Purple and the 1973 film A Warm December, and she was a guest on an episode of Soul Train. Mbulu also provided the Swahili chant in Michael Jackson’s single, “Liberian Girl”. From: Wiki

A Warm December is a 1973 film directed by Sidney Poitier and starring him in the lead role as Dr. Matt Younger. It also starred Jamaican actress Esther Anderson as Catherine, Matt’s love interest. Anderson’s role of an African princess won her a NAACP Image Award for Best Actress in 1973. From: Wiki

“Nongqongqo (To Those We Love)” was written by the legendary Miriam Makeba.  In it she sings about political prisoners languishing in prison during apartheid.  Video of her performance with Harry Belafonte here.

 

— 11 months ago with 51 notes
#South Africa  #South African music  #Letta Mbulu  #apartheid  #apartheid music  #sidney poitier  #Warm december 
  1. afrochicx reblogged this from dapperjones
  2. dapperjones reblogged this from iluvsouthernafrica
  3. afrobeatbuzz reblogged this from iluvsouthernafrica
  4. viwetafeni reblogged this from iluvsouthernafrica
  5. ulaimba reblogged this from iluvsouthernafrica
  6. minenkulu reblogged this from okmalume
  7. melo-dee reblogged this from okmalume
  8. okmalume reblogged this from dynamicafrica
  9. tjpytheas reblogged this from ofthecrocodile
  10. ofthecrocodile reblogged this from dynamicafrica
  11. bisabuelo reblogged this from dynamicafrica
  12. amal-leila reblogged this from dynamicafrica
  13. akuakronkron reblogged this from iluvsouthernafrica
  14. colddream25 reblogged this from dynamicafrica
  15. ekom-aka-makoma reblogged this from dynamicafrica
  16. mc-reg reblogged this from dynamicafrica
  17. ayeeitseka reblogged this from nineintheeafternoon
  18. culturenautique reblogged this from dynamicafrica
  19. nineintheeafternoon reblogged this from dynamicafrica
  20. freshmouthgoddess reblogged this from dynamicafrica
  21. dynamicafrica reblogged this from iluvsouthernafrica
  22. khona-universe reblogged this from iluvsouthernafrica
  23. mixopop reblogged this from iluvsouthernafrica