February 25, 2011

SOUNDTRACK OF THE DAY: SHOSHOLOZA


Although there are many, many versions of this old African folk chant, I - for obvious reasons, if you know me - chose the one done by Peter Gabriel (who I am mindstalking, yes, soon I will have enough power to completely take over Gabriel's creativity and use it for my own, evil purposes).

It means "Looking forward" or "Attack", this song does, and yet it is not an agressive song. It is a celebratory one. It celebrates a culture. And people. And if you have ever seen it performed by an African choir, you can sense the beauty of that entire continent, even if you have not been there.

Enjoy.