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By Ladysmith Black Mambazo

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Shosholoza is a traditional African song. Originally, it was Rhodesian (today's Zimbabwe) mine workers who sang the song when travelling home from South Africa on a steam train. It used to be a song that expressed the harsh reality of hard work for low pay. But over the years, it has turned into a song of victory:

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Shosholoza means something like "go forward" or "make way for the next man". Today, this traditional song is a favorite at South African sports events. It became very popular when the South African team won the Rugby World Cup in 1995.

Shosholoza Words

Ku lezontabah
Stimela siphum' eSouth Africa

Wen' uyabaleka
Ku lezontabah
Stimela siphum' eSouth Africa

English Translation

Go forward
on those mountains
train from South Africa.

You are accelerating
on those mountains
train from South Africa.

Salif Keita - La Difference

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