Music has power to heal. To soothe pain and give hope to the hopeless. It’s an outlet for most of us, both artists and listeners. This week we have Vusa Mkhaya’s rendition of Hopewell’s Dem Loot, featuring Moyoxide, titled Bayakapula.
Like I mentioned before, music has a healing effect. It allows us to express our inner desires and feelings. Bayakapula is the epitome of this sentiment.
Vusa Mkhaya has a special gift, or should I say gifts. A great voice and powerful lyrics. His work speaks for itself. In the track he took his time to carefully articulate his thoughts. What I like most about the track is the sense of subtle urgency it brings. It’s a peaceful yet powerful song loaded with emotion and meaning.
Vusa Mkhaya has a great voice and that together with the instrumental plus Moyoxide’s monologues, makes an honorable piece of art. Also not forgetting the visuals that’s speak volumes.
Vusa sings, “Ngabe senzeni thina?,/ Ngabe soneni thina,/Sathwala kanzima thina,/Emhlabeni omuhle kangaka,/…,/<span;>Sithwele kanzima,/ Bona bayajabula,/ Bona banatha amawhisky,/ Bona bayajabula,/ Bahleli kuhle.,/” (What have we done? What wrong have we committed? We are suffering while they rejoice, while they drink whiskey, they are living well.)”
Moyoxide narrates, “Them looting like crazy monkeys in a poor old woman’s corn field. The looting syndrome is a despicable custom. A disgraceful disease of maladministration. A dishonorable act of total disrespect of the national coffers and mineral resources. Dem Loot. A pandemic of thievery and day time robbery of the state coffers by those cabals eating cheese, munching lasagna, eating puddings, sushi and popping champagne. Under the glitter and the glamour of the red carpeted corridors of power. Those who eat on behalf of them they claim to represent.”
Vusa Mkhaya and Moyoxide made the song their own. Expressed themselves through their art that can be appreciated immensely by artists and listeners. Check out Bayakapula below.
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