As South Africa and the rest of the world is faced with the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, we find ourselves anxiously concerned about the safety of ourselves and loved ones.
Independent music artists and creatives from South Africa unite in order to spread the message of hope, unity and equality to our communities, country and the rest of the world on a fresh, new musical track written and composed by South African music artist Saalim Ismail.
It has been a while since South Africa has produced a potentially iconic song like “African Dream“ by Vicky Sampson and “World in Union“ by PJ Powers.
Now in the year 2020, an opportunity has presented itself for a new “We Are the World”, and it’s called “We Are Survivors (Singabasindileyo)”. The anthem speaks of hope and standing together through these trying times to uplift the spirit of our people.
The track features: Saalim Ismail, Vicky Sampson, Jéan Citto, Andréas Tabumuntu, Xola Toto, Zoe Zana, Celest Florence, Julian Hurley, Cheswyn Ray, Miché Beneke, Ameer Hendricks and Micaela Kleinsmith; with the music video featuring some well-known influencers like Siv Ngesi and Jenny Morris, and also inclusively features the disabled and the deaf singing in sign language.
Watch ‘We are survivors’ below
“These artists voluntarily came on board when the opportunity was presented to them to unite and to send a message of hope and positivity amid the devastating impact of the pandemic. Being artists and having all our events cancelled, some booked right up until December, did not stop the group from being a beacon of hope, as communities had to grapple with the negative effects of the lockdown. It also speaks to the fact that we can rise above our challenges, if we stand together,” – Saalim Ismail
“We want to spread the message of hope, unity and equality through the universal language of music, transcending all barriers. We salute all our unsung heroes, who resiliently work on the front line.”
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