Karen Zoid, AB de Villiers and the Ndlovu Youth Choir inspire hope with new song

Karen Zoid, AB de Villiers and the Ndlovu Youth Choir inspire hope with new song

The song, entitled ‘The Flame’ is aimed at celebrating the human spirit. The musicians believe ‘Together united we will face the fight’ and come out of the fire. 

AB de Villiers, Karen Zoid and Ndlovu Youth Choir
AB de Villiers Karen Zoid and Ndlovu Youth Choir/ YouTube screenshot

Music is one of the most powerful tools used to unite people across the world. 

With the recent Coronavirus outbreak that has led to many people losing their loved ones, shedding their jobs and feeling frustrated and uncertain about the future, musicians Karen Zoid, AB de Villiers and the Ndlovu Youth Choir have teamed up to record a song of hope. 

‘The Flame' music video was released on YouTube on Thursday 29 October. 

It was shot in different parts of the world. According to the YouTube music video description, the song was filmed in Cape Town, Limpopo and Dubai. 

“Filmed and recorded with Karen Zoid in Cape Town, The Ndlovu Youth Choir in Limpopo and AB who currently is in Dubai for the IPL cricket tournament,” reads the description. 

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It also features special appearances by IPL cricketers Virat Kohli, Dale Steyn, Yuzvendra Chahal, Chris Morris, Anrich Nortjé,  Kagiso Rabada and AB de Villiers Jr.

The song is a cry out for all people to unite. 

Karen Zoid explains the motivation for the song in an interview with samusicmag.co.za

"In the chorus, I’m singing “We fan the flame” while the others sang “We found the flame”. The flame, a sliver of fire, has always represented massive hope to people on a physical and metaphysical level. I guess I could have gone back and redone my vocal to match the other voices but I didn’t because it felt right being recorded incorrectly. Some of us are celebrating hope and some are still searching for it. But we all want to sing a song of hope. Out of an imperfect song and an imperfect world, beautiful things do transpire. They always have and they always will," she explained. 

Below is the music video. 

Image courtesy of YouTube screenshot

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