Voices from Mother Africa

by Various Artists

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VOICES FROM MOTHER AFRICA

A harmonious collection of a heart-warming a cappella
sung by some of South Africa’s best-loved voices Featuring The Mahotella Queens, Amaryoni and The Aba Khibesizwe Choir

Choral style music without instrumental accompaniment, a cappella is often heard sung in church by harmonising voices. This album features prominently, among other types, two kinds of Zulu a cappella: Isicathamiya derived from the Zulu verb cathama, meaning treading softly, evolved from migant goldmine workers and Mbube translated as lion, which is sung powerfully and loudly and said to date back to the time of King Shaka.
These a cappella gems (such as Homeless co- composed by Paul Simon, Mbube (The Lion Sleeps No More) and the national anthem Nkosi Sikelele by the famous Mahotella Queens), sung by some of South Africa’s best-loved voices capture the treasured heritage of expression, praise singing and celebration boldly alive in Africa.

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released March 4, 2006

ACM-CD039

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