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Anti-Apartheid song -- What you teach your kids MATTERS

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An All Around This World classroom and homeschool lesson from South African -- "Thinantsha" -- An Anti-Apartheid songSouth African exiles living in Tanzania recorded this anti-Apartheid song, found on Smithsonian Folkways “This Land is Mine: South African Freedom Songs,” in 1965 to mark their defiance of the Afrikaner government and their determination to succeed in their struggle for equality. The anti-Apartheid forces certainly proved their persistence; Apartheid did not end until the early 1990s.

Country: South Africa
Language: Zulu
Genre: Isicathimiya


Thina salulutsha, thina salulutsha, thina salulutsha, thina salulutsha,

Sisebatsha, sisebatsha, sisebatsha, sisebatsha

Learn about the role singing played in the struggle against Apartheid

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  • Marlon Sounders (South Africa, Vocals)
  • Selloane (South Africa, Vocals)

(c) Alpha Film Music, translation and arrangement by Jay Sand with permission

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