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ANC Song - Azekatarle/Asikatali/Azicatal

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AZEKATARLE


banjomad (inactive) 09 Nov 01 - 09:39 AM
Wolfgang 09 Nov 01 - 10:04 AM
Snuffy 09 Nov 01 - 05:16 PM
GUEST,Deborah 29 Mar 09 - 03:35 PM
Reinhard 29 Mar 09 - 04:58 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 29 Mar 09 - 05:00 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 29 Mar 09 - 05:40 PM
GUEST,Pip 15 Mar 13 - 10:46 AM
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Subject: ANC Song
From: banjomad (inactive)
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 09:39 AM

anyone out there got the words to the A N C song, or as it is sometimes called AZICATAL. It is sung by Blue Murder and long ago the Spinners. Many thnks, Dave


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Subject: RE: ANC Song
From: Wolfgang
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 10:04 AM

It's in the DT, but very difficult to find (it took me a long time a couple of weeks ago, that's why I know):

Azekatarle

I've no idea which is the correct spelling.

The lyrics are not identical but close to what Blue Murder sing.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: ANC Song
From: Snuffy
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 05:16 PM

I have it on a CD by the (Liverpool) Spinners. They spell it Asikatali.

WassaiL! V


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Subject: RE: ANC Song
From: GUEST,Deborah
Date: 29 Mar 09 - 03:35 PM


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Subject: RE: ANC Song
From: Reinhard
Date: 29 Mar 09 - 04:58 PM

This ia a link to Blue Murder's singing. As Wolfgang said, it is very close to the DT version (well, I based my Blue Murder transcription on it). The main difference is the original line "It is for freedom that we gladly go" changed to "It is for freedom that we're fighting now".

Reinhard


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Subject: RE: ANC Song
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 29 Mar 09 - 05:00 PM

There are many of these liberation songs. What language? They are in several.
See this South African article for some explanation.
The Liberation Songs: an important voice of black South Africans from 1912 to 1944, Anne-Marie Gray. Jour. Education no. 33, 2004.

Liberation songs


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Subject: RE: ANC Song
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 29 Mar 09 - 05:40 PM

This one was sung after Sharpsville (1958)- post above by Reinhard.
Songs went in and out of favor.
A recent article in iol.co.za says former ANC chairperson Lekota spoke out about ANC songs ...when he questioned the relevance of certain liberation songs to current challenges and he condemned the singing of "songs whose message is to demand machine guns."
Gone are the days of Siyay' ePitoli (We are marching to Pretoria*, to take the seat of government), Ngomhia sibuyayo kothula kuthi tu; kokhal' imbayimbayi (On our return, it will all go quiet but the machine gun).
They've been replaced by: Xa siye kelela uZuma, sophalala ngumbutho... etc.
www.iol.co.za (South African Newspaper, online in English)

Unless one knows the meaning of a song, and what group favors it or what group condemns it, it seems that one could easily offend an audience or segments of it.


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Subject: RE: ANC Song - Azekatarle/Asikatali/Azicatal
From: GUEST,Pip
Date: 15 Mar 13 - 10:46 AM

Just looking for the origins of this / versions on the web. People also call it Asikathali , and Asika Thali.

The version I know has the line "in Makele, they shot us down, but we will rise up united" , does anyone know where Makele is / what that refers to? There's a Makele in the Central African Republic, or is it the same incident as Sharpsville, or a different one?


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