Shout musicians sing to end violent crime

Crime-prevention foundation Shout South Africa will feature on the next instalment of Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part TV series, to air on Sunday 17 August on SABC2 at 9pm.

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After South African reggae artist Lucky Dube was gunned down in 2007, local musicians Danny K and Kabelo Mabelane decided to release a single to help fund crime-fighting projects in the country.

The single they chose was “Shout” by British band Tears for Fears, from the 1984 album Songs from the Big Chair. Songwriters Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith described it as “an encouragement to protest”, a song about “the way the public accepts any old grief which is thrown at them”. The lyrics are relevant to crime in South Africa.

 

Watch the “Shout” music video:

Watch a 2010 ZA News insert featuring puppets Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela supporting Shout:

Watch Shout South Africa’s “You’re the Voice”: