I see my little boy banging his head while enjoying this song on TV. It was in the advertisement for Levis’s jeans. After some research we found out that it was the song from Jain called Makeba.
My boy has been enjoying this song ever since he heard it and it’s lovely to see him shake a leg. Well, this song is not just any other song. It has a history attached to it and is a tribute to a very important African icon.
Makeba, the song :
This pop song is the composition of Jain and was released in 2016. It’s video was shot in South Africa and pays tribute the the Activist Miriam Makeba who fought against apartheid in South Africa. She was a very famous singer and an actor. Such was her demeanor, Makeba was nicknamed ‘Mama Africa’. The powerful lyrics convey Jain’s respect for Makeba and the groovy visuals of the song leave you stunned. It is a feel good and rhythm-driven song, featuring the energetic native South African pantusla dancers and focuses on unity in diversity. Another intriguing information about this song is that it was played by Jaden Smith, son of Will Smith, on his Beats Radio show in 2015 and it caused quite a stir worldwide.
My favourite part of the song :
I want to see you sing, I want to see you fight,
cause you are the real beauty of human right.
More power to those who fight for freedom.
P.S. : The prompt for today was to write on a song that plays when you put your ipod on shuffle abd this one has always been on my playlist. I am taking part in The Write Tribe Problogger October 2017 Blogging Challenge.
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Have a great weekend 🙂