A star studded ensemble of 30 Top South African musicians, including Vusi Mahlasela, Amanda Black, Arno Carstens, J’Something, Yvonne Chaka-Chaka, Karen Zoid, Majozi, Ready D, Khuli Chana, Zolani Mahola and more, under the banner of the Mzansi All-Stars, have joined forces to release a campaign with song titled #BecauseWeAre, which aims to encourage unity, resilience, and action.
The song was written by Zolani Mahola and Aron Halevi (who together started Freshlyground) with creative input from Dylan Wray (director of education human rights organisation, Shikaya). Zolani Mahola shares: “There is something so precious about co-creation… from the initial impetus to the realisation of the dream. This song is the beginning of a conversation about national unity, about our responsibility to create the society we want to see. I’m excited to be a part of that wonderful future.”
Launching tomorrow, Saturday, 18 July 2020 (Mandela Day), you can stream or download the #BecauseWeAre song on all major digital platforms globally here: http://platoon.lnk.to/BecauseWeAre (link live tomorrow).