The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #23143   Message #254934
Posted By: Joe Offer
10-Jul-00 - 02:28 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Senzenina
Subject: ADD: Senzenina
Callie - I hope your friends don't mind if I copy-paste the information.
-Joe Offer-


Words & Music:  Traditional South African

Senzenina is a dignified complaint, an outcry against being forced to suffer merely for having dark skin. Most of us folks in the choir are on the pale side, but feel that when an injury is done to some of our human family, then all sisters and brothers should take up the cry. The process of internalising the experience of others is one that brings us all closer together. It is the essence of solidarity, and when it involves sharing music, then joy and sorrow are communicated in a universal language.

Senzenina, senzenina (x4)
Wenzenina uMandela?

Wenzenina uMandela (x4)
Sono sethu
Sono sethu bubumnyama (x4)
Wabulele afe wonke
Wabulele afe wonke (x4)
Senzenina, senzenina (x4)

What have we done? What has Mandela done? Our only crime is being black!