This song brings to the front, once again, the vexed issues of gender-based violence, as well as the tragedy of the coronavirus pandemic. It is a song that might get you emotional easily, especially if you’re conversant with the issues discussed in the song and have taken serious interest in them.
Omama Besizwe translates to “mothers of the nation.” It is an umbrella body of notable voices in South African music – read as great singers, all females – who have come together to address the nation on issues of vital importance and at a time the nation absolutely needs some encouraging words to provoke healing and brotherhood.
We rate this song highly. In fact, if you absolutely have to listen to just one song this week, we encourage you to make it “Sxolele Baba” by Omama Besizwe, Nomcebo Zikode, Deborah Fraser, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Vicky Vilakazi, and Thabile Myeni.
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