The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #23143   Message #4060871
Posted By: Joe Offer
23-Jun-20 - 02:29 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Senzenina
Subject: RE: Origins: Senzenina
I got a question today about this song, and I have no idea how to answer it. The person wanted to know what part of the song is Xhosa, and what part is Zulu. Now, I know that Xhosa is the language with the clicks in it, but that's all I know. Can somebody give us deeper information about this wonderful song?
The Wikipedia entry on this song is here (click).

It is such a wonderful song to sing in choral harmony.


Capetown Youth Choir:

Hans Zimmer-Power of One Soundtrack:

Interesting version (unidentified-"Country of My Skull" film?):

Pete Seeger (1964):

Kieran Halpin (distantly related, but interesting):