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|Mbongeni Ngema, Stanley Myers|
Sarafina! The Sound Of Freedom: Music From The Motion Picture
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
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Edna H. from FRANKLINVILLE, NC
Reviewed on 3/24/2012...
i had this in the past an misplaced it. i love this cd so glad to add it to my cd collection
Carolyn O. (booksrforever) from GRASS LAKE, MI
Reviewed on 12/12/2006...
heavy African sounds
Still powerful after all this time
Andrew | Boston MASS | 05/11/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I think all who have seen Sarafina agree it is a powerful movie. What's more, it's beautiful at the same time. Listen to the voices of the choir in this movie. Sarafina started as a musical, and that talent is prevalent in the film version as well. The accapellas are spectacular, and the choir sings in South African fashion. It gives me a chill.I enjoyed seeing Whoopi Goldberg in a dramatic role, versus the comedy shtick she usally does. Lastly, tt's interesting seeing the conditions that apartheid era blacks lived in South Africa. Thank goodness apartheid is over. I'm glad what we see in this movie is now history!"
The Struggle for Justice
Elijah Chingosho | Nairobi, Kenya | 05/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sarafina" is a powerful and moving film about the struggle of South African school kids for survival and freedom against apartheid. It is a story of determination, perseverance and courage against tremendous odds. It teaches us that good will always triumph against evil: that the oppressed will always fight back and die to regain their freedom and dignity. The viewer will have a picture of what life was like under apartheid, ranging from school life, living conditions for blacks, the prisons and the brutal police.
I particularly love the beautiful South African music with its rich and outstanding vocals, percussion, horns and the like. You will love the sounds of veterans musicians like Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba.
This is highly recommended for those who want to learn the history of the struggle against social injustice in South Africa.