Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika


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Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika

(ŋˈkosɪ ˌsɪkɛˈlɛlɪ ˌɑfrɪˈkɑ)
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the unofficial anthem of the Black people of South Africa, officially recognized as a national anthem (along with parts of 'Die Stem' and an English verse) in 1991
[from Xhosa, Lord Bless Africa]
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Nkosi sikelel' iAfrika. Maluphakanyisw ' uphondo Iwayo, Yizwa imithandazo yethu, Nkosi sikelela, thina lusapho Lwayo.
You only have to hear the 'Bok fans belting out the words of Die Stem - after a respectful rendering of Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika - to know you are on someone else's turf.
Rosamund and James Weldon Johnson's "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing;" Paul Robeson's adaptation and performances of "Ol' Man River;" the role of "We Shall Overcome" in the labor and civil rights struggles of the post-war era; Nina Simone's "To Be Young, Gifted and Black," adopted as an anthem by the Congress of Racial Equality; and Miriam Makeba's multilingual ode to African independence, "Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika," now incorporated into the South African national anthem.
Town Hall Gospel Choir will be making a special tribute, performing Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika, South Africa's beautiful National Anthem.
The four-hour event began at midday with a stirring rendition of the national anthem, Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika (God Bless Africa), led by a mass choir and picked up by the rest of the stadium.
The event began at midday (1000 GMT) with a stirring rendition of the national anthem, Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika (God Bless Africa), led by a mass choir and picked up with enthusiasm by the rest of the stadium.
Rhodri Morgan: Page 25 Carolyn Hitt: Pages 26&27 UNITY HYMN'S WELSH LINK NKOSI Sikelel' iAfrika, the famous song African anthem of unity, largely associated with Nelson Mandela and the end of Apartheid, has a largely forgotten link with Wales.
At his inauguration, he stood hand on heart, saluted by white generals as he sang along to two anthems: the apartheid-era Afrikns "Die Stem," ("The Voice") and the African "Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika" ("Lord Bless Africa").
JOHN'S CHOICES Ella Fitzgerald Manhattan Pendyrus Male Choir Myfanwy Duke Ellington Take the A Train Don McLean Vincent Teal Choir Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika Ludwig van Beethoven 2nd movement Sir Edward Elgar 1st movement Jerry Lee Lewis Great Balls of Fire
Carlin describes the welling of tears when Afrikaner players proudly sing the Xhosa-language Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika before a Herculean match, a song historically known to represent the liberation of black South Africans.
Students from Manor Park School gathered in the library to welcome South African friends to their Beaumont Road school by performing national anthem Nkosi sikelel' iAfrika.