Listen: Mzansi Youth Choir and Yvonne Chaka Chaka honour women in new single

Listen: Mzansi Youth Choir and Yvonne Chaka Chaka honour women in new single

Listen to the 'Princess of Africa' and the Mzansi Youth Choir pay special tribute to women in their new song, 'Bazali Be Sizwe'. 

Mzanzi Youth Choir and Yvonne Chaka Chaka
Mzanzi Youth Choir and Yvonne Chaka Chaka/ Supplied

The Mzansi Youth Choir, who proudly represented South Africa in the recent World Choir Games, have released a brand-new single in collaboration with our “Princess of Africa” - singer, songwriter and actress, Yvonne Chaka Chaka – to celebrate women in Africa.

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Composed by the choir’s Musical Director Sidumo Nyamezele, 'Bazali be Sizwe' loosely translates to ”We thank you, our Mothers”. 

“The chorus, Siyanibonga bazali be sizwe, is an ode to the women of this country thanking them for all they have done in bringing us up and taking care of all our needs,” says Nyamezele.

Nyamezele says his writing was inspired by the women we always have surrounding us - the grannies [in the neighbourhood] supporting us, our mom’s cheering us on and those making sure we make it.

He also commented on the logistical issues of recording brand new music during this pandemic.

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“Having to record partially and on various days, stitching it all together has been challenging, but we’re making it work!”

“I am happy to have worked with Mzansi Youth Choir to celebrate our women. Women are an ocean nurturing and strong. Let us all recognise their worth,” Yvonne Chaka Chaka said.

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You can enjoy the song via YouTube here:

Article and image source: urban espresso

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