South Africa

Cd 25447 2 1986 o both the biggest hit and the most

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Unformatted text preview: roots in Africa • - sang Scatterings in English, to reach out to rest of world • • “Umbaqanga [sic] Music” (Johnny Clegg) Juluka, Scatterlings [Warner Bros. CD 23898- 2, 1983] o An English version of “Umfazi Omdala.” I have been unable to find a translation of the Zulu words, but as “isimusic mbaqanga” does not appear in the original lyrics, I assume that the English words are a totally new creation • • “Scatterlings of Africa” (Johnny Clegg) Juluka, Scatterlings [Warner Bros. CD 23898- 2, 1983] o The first Juluka album released world- wide was Scatterlings, a concept album dedicated to the idea of universal brotherhood, stemming from the evolutionary roots of homo sapiens in Africa. Musically, the album is also unified by the chant heard throughout “Scatterlings of Africa.” o was the core song of the album • • “Digging for Some Words” (Johnny Clegg) Juluka, Scatterlings [Warner Bros. CD 23898- 2, 1983] o Singled out in a number of reviews as the most beautiful song on Scatterlings, “Digging for Some Words” obviously draws on Anglo- Irish modal melodies and European military march rhythms...
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