Tuesday, October 6, 2015

She Gave Birth to Us All: The Power of One Soundtrack and "Mother Africa"

The song for today comes from the soundtrack of a movie about South Africa. The Power of One, adapted from a novel by Bryce Courtenay, is the story of a young English boy in South Africa and his complicated relationships under apartheid with others in the country, both black and white. German composer and music producer Hans Zimmer composed much of the music for the movie in collaboration with Lebo M, a South African vocalist and composer who arranged and performed music for The Lion King movies and stage productions. This song, Mother Africa, can be found on The Power of One soundtrack, released in 1992.