A si m'bonanga A si m'bonanga u Mandela thina Lapha ekhona Lapha ehleli khona. Oh the sea is cold and the sky is grey Look across the island into the bay We are all islands till comes the day We cross the buning water. A si m'bonanga A si m'bonanga u Mandela thina Lapha ekhona Lapha ehleli khona. A seagull wings across the sea Borken silence is what I dream Who has the words to close the distance Between you and me.
Joan Chandos Baez (/baɪz/; born January 9, 1941) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and activist whose contemporary folk music often includes songs of protest or social justice. Baez has performed publicly for over 60 years, releasing over 30 albums.
Asimbonanga", also known as "Asimbonanga (Mandela)", is an anti-apartheid song by the South African racially integrated band Savuka, from their 1987 album Third World Child. It alluded to Nelson Mandela, imprisoned on Robben Island at the time of song's release, and other anti-apartheid activists. It was well received, becoming popular within the movement against apartheid, and was covered by several artists including Joan Baez and the Soweto Gospel Choir.
Lyrics to "Asimbonanga" song by Joan Baez: Asimbonanga (we have not seen him) Asimbonang' umandela thina (we have not seen mandela) Laph'ekhon. Steve biko, victoria mxenge Neil aggett Asimbonanga Asimbonang 'umfowethu thina (we have not seen our brother) Laph'ekhona (in the place where he is) Laph'wafela khona (in the place where he died) Hey wena (hey you!) Hey wena nawe (hey you and you as well) Siyofika nini la' siyakhona (when will we arrive at our destination).
Joan Baez is the self-titled debut album by folk singer Joan Baez. The album was recorded in the summer of 1960 and released the same year. The original release featured 13 traditional folk songs, later reissues included 3 additional songs.
This song is by Joan Baez and appears on the album Recently (1987). A si m'bonangaA si m'bonanga you Mandela thinaLapha ekhonaLapha ehleli khona. Oh the sea is cold and the sky is greyLook across the island into the bayWe are all islands till comes the dayWe cross the buning water. A seagull wings across the seaBorken silence is what I dreamWho has the words to close the distanceBetween you and me.
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Written-By – Johnny Clegg
Written-By – Clayton*, Evains*, Mullen*, Hewson*
- Distributed By – Virgin France S.A.
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Gold Castle Records Inc.
- Copyright (c) – Gold Castle Records Inc.
- Photography By – Matthew Rolston
- Producer – Alan Abrahams
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 3 268440 904396
- Price Code: PM 102
|SA 1235||Joan Baez||Asimbonanga (7", S/Sided, Promo)||Virgin||SA 1235||France||1987|