December 14, 2013

This magnificent video was produced by Woolworth's (aka "Woolie's"), actually a pretty upscale department store in South Africa. Most Woolworths include grocery stores which promote the fact that they use products from farming collectives and hydroponic farms.

This song was written when Mandela was in jail. It's a call for his freedom:

Asimbonanga [we have not seen him]
Asimbonang' uMandela thina [we have not seen Mandela]
Laph'ekhona [in the place where he is]
Laph'ehleli khona [in the place where he is kept]

Asimbonanga
Asimbonang 'umfowethu thina [we have not seen our brother]
Laph'ekhona [in the place where he is]
Laph'wafela khona [in the place where he died]
Sithi: Hey, wena [We say: hey, you]
Hey, wena nawe [Hey, you and you]
Siyofika nini la' siyakhona [when will we arrive at our destination]

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