I had previously posted on The Parlotones but I am bringing this to you again as today on Facebook they announced that this video “Honey Spiders” has been nominated for Best Music Video Of the Year, as well as “Dragonflies and Astronauts” being nominated for Best Live DVD. Well done guys and please if you haven’t seen this video previously you have to check it out!
Zaki Ibrahim was born in Canada, she is the daughter of a South African father and a Scottish mother. While growing up she traveled back and forth from Canada to South Africa. She is a hip-hop/soul singer now based in Cape Town, South Africa. She has a new album Every Opposite. This is her song “The Do.”
Alen Abrahams was scraping a living helping drivers park their cars in South Africa. Marketer, Marlon Kruger, heard Abrahams singing and though he sounded like Michael Jackson. She filmed him with her cell phone and uploaded it to YouTube. Alen Abrahams is now a YouTube sensation in South Africa. He sings mainly in his native language of Afrikaans. Here is his song “Pam”.
Evolver One is another fantastic rock band to come out of South Africa. This is their single “The Worlds Gone Crazy”, it comes off their 2010 self-titled album.
The Parlotones are an indie rock band out of South Africa. They have had great success in South Africa and last year did an extensive US and Europe tour with their latest album Journey Through the Shadows. The song I chose today is called “Honey” and is just one of the coolest videos! If you like this video check this other post featuring the song “Overexposed“, also a classic video.
Patricia Majalisa is a well known soth african pop musican. She started her career as singer of Splash with Dan Tshanda. Listen to “Respect Me”:
Do you know this song ?? (a great “Thank You ” to Jeff ^^ )
Solomon Popoli Linda (1909 – 8 October 1962), also known as Solomon Ntsele (“Linda” was his clan name),was a South African Zulumusician, singer and composer who wrote the song “Mbube” which later became the popular music success “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”
“The Lion Sleeps Tonight“, also known as “Wimba Way” or “Wimoweh” (and originally as “Mbube“), is a song written and recorded by Solomon Linda originally with the Evening Birds for the South African Gallo Record Company in 1939. It was covered internationally by many 1950s pop and folk revival artists, including The Weavers, Jimmy Dorsey, Yma Sumac, Miriam Makeba, and The Kingston Trio. In 1961, it became a number one hit in the U.S. as adapted by the doo-wop group The Tokens. (wikipedia )
Don’t know anything about the South African comedy ‘The Gods Must Be Crazy’, but its soundtrack is great! Listen to “Music of the Gods” by John Boshoff, as the first title of the playlist:
Seether, formed in 2002 in Pretoria, is a South African grunge rock band. They won several awards and are one of the most popular african rock groups. Listen to their great song “Afghanistan War”:
War should stop!
This Afro-fusion band was formed in Cape Town in 2002. The band members variously hail from South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Freshlyground’s musical style blends elements of traditional South African music (such as kwela and African folk music), jazz and indie rock. Listen to their latest single “Take me to the dance”, from the album Take me to the dance:
And here more about their brand new album, seems really great!