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sam kaase's music moves politicians

By unknown | Feb 25, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Louise McAuliffe

Louise McAuliffe

Sam Kaase's song Insurgence pleads with South Africans to speak out for a better way of life.

"Don't fear - together we can fight crime and initiate change, Kaase says.

The 18-year-old Kaase, a former member of Cape Town's South African Youth Choir, inspired politicians Patricia de Lille, Helen Zille, Mangosuthu Buthelezi and Bantu Holomisa to add their voices to his recording.

No stranger to the power of song, Buthelezi, whose mother Princess Constance Magogo kaDinizulu was an accomplished composer, singer and archivist of Zulu music, lends both his voice to the chorus and a voice-over message talking about crime and moral regeneration.

Holomisa's contribution to the song invites you to be the champions of the environment so that together we can conserve the nature of this beautiful country.

Songwriter and poet Kaase - who now lives in Soweto - wants to use his artistic platform as an instrument for people who do not have voices.

Speaking to Sowetan Online, Kaase said: "Don't be embarrassed, speak out. Let's highlight abuse to abusers so that they can see the damage they are causing, not only to the victims but to the country as a whole."

Kaase, who lost both his parents to illness, said: "Let's stand together and do something for South Africa. Another inspiration for my song is the unstable political situation in South Africa and how it affects the citizens and the country at large."

Laurika Steenkamp of Music At Work said she was so moved by Kaase's message that she offered to record and produce the song free with the intention of spreading it to SA at no cost via the Internet.


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