Check out this new song performed by the award-winning Drakensberg Boys Choir called Ubuhle Bendalo which means The Beauty of Nature in Zulu.

The music and lyrics are by composer and conductor  Sivuyile Scott; and has been adapted by Bernard Krüger and Tobias Stückelberger. (See lyrics beneath the video.)

Grade 9 learner Samkelo Mdakane delivers a mesmerising vocal solo in this live recording (not in front of an audience).

Using the hashtags #MyGigGotCancelled #Covid19, the choir asks fans to please consider making a donation as “our school has been severely affected by the cancellation of multiple concerts and festival performances in South Africa and abroad”. See details beneath the video.

World Premiére / Brand new song: Ubuhle Bendalo (Drakensberg Boys Choir) by Sivuyile Scott



Ubuhle Bendalo Lyrics Translated into English are:

“Listen, all ye people, listen attentively
Dream, my people
In the beginning of the Earth,
there was nothing and no people
Over time, the Earth grew beautiful,
just like a young girl, pretty, blushing, how beautiful
How shiny and bright, o how beautiful is the Earth
We accept, acknowledge, agree
Beware, my child; trust, my child!”

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