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African travel song -- What we teach our kids MATTERS

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He Motsoala

An All Around This World classroom and homeschool lesson from South Africa -- "He Motoala" -- an African travel songOur African travel song! Pete Seeger and the Song Swappers reworked a traditional South African song into “He Motsoala” for their Bantu Choral Folk Songs recording. Seeger’s version of “He Motsoala” is about a mother who travels to the South African city of Pretoria to buy a license for the wedding of her daughter.

Country: South Africa

Language: Suthu


He motsoala, he motsoala, he motsoala, he motsoala
My mother traveled to Pretoria to sign the license for my wedding day (2x)

The Diamond Choir performs Hey Motswala

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Engineering: Amon, Studio Brooklyn, New York


  • Jay Sand (U.S., Guitar)
  • Sean Dixon (U.S., Bass/Drums)
  • Selloane (South Africa, Vocals)

Originally “Hey, Motsoala” (c) Alpha Film Music, translation and arrangement by Jay Sand with permission

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