Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Protest song

"We shall not give up the fight" is a South African protest song (freedom song) - "together we'll have victory, hand holding hand". The majority of South African protest music of the 20th century concerned itself with apartheid, a system of legalized racial segregation in which blacks were stripped of their citizenship and rights from 1948 to 1994.

This song forms part of the Alexander L'Estrange's work Zimbe! that City of Dunedin Choir will be presenting at the concert in early September this year.

This recording: Performed by The Greater Boston Intergenerational Chorus, May 20, 2008 Concert. Arranged and directed by Joanne Hammil

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