Pretoria — Local musicians have united to record a special song that will bring South Africans together to help soothe the pain and suffering caused by the brutal attacks on foreign nationals in the country.
The song, Not in My Lifetime, will be released in the coming weeks.
The message behind the song is that this time should not go down in history as another era of tragedy. It urges the youth to take a stand and ensure that the legacy they leave will be a proud and unified one.
“Musicians have the power to touch lives and change attitudes. Their music transcends borders and unites desperate people,” said Siyabonga Metana, campaign co-ordinator.
He said the ability of music to educate, inform and raise awareness is important.
Several artists and musicians from a broad spectrum of society recorded the song at Jazzworx Studio in Johannesburg on Sunday.
Some of the artists included DJ Sbu Leope, HHP, Simphiwe Dana, Shugasmakx and Relo (from Skwatta Kamp), KB, Nthabi, Tuks, MXO, Teargas, Andile Carelse, Lungelo, Pro Kid, Tebza Kwela, Tumi and DJ Cleo.
A video with all the artists who took part in the recording will be filmed in June.
Profits from the sales will go to victims of the attacks.