Check out Johannesburg-based band BLK JKS performing live their “favourite urban traditional song ‘Join uMzabalazo’ (Join The Revolution)”.
The tune is a “for the people by the people anti-apartheid anti-colonial rallying a cappella fight song, turned African punk rock classic”.
BLK JKS performed it “outside the National Arts Council in Johannesburg – in protest and solidarity, with ‘Abahlali Base NAC’ group, who are looking to hold accountable the National Arts Council for gross mismanagement of up to 300 million worth of Covid-19 relief funding meant for the creative industries”
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