Yehudi Menuhin in Sophiatown - 1951
from Unfinished Journey, page 243:
… everyone stood to sing what in other circumstances would have been their national anthem (and may yet be, although one hesitates to envisage the preliminary bloodletting). In 1950 the Africans’ solemn and exalted singing had something of the same electrifying effect of, say, the Marseillaise sung in German-occupied France.
Yehudi Menuhin, Unfinished Journey (London, April, 1977), p. 243. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1409949794984 accessed: 23 March, 2023
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|Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika||performed by South African audience|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, outdoors, in public|
Since the time of publication, this anthem has been adapted as the national anthem of South Africa. In 1997, the South African national anthem was formed from extracts of the hymn Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika (God Bless Africa) and Die Stem van Suid-Afrika (The Call of South Africa).
Originally submitted by tlisboa on Fri, 05 Sep 2014 21:43:15 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:26:36 +0000