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Composers get their own awards

South African composers who have succeeded in the fiercely competitive international market will be recognised in a new awards programme called Wawela.
Homegrown artistic talent honoured

Mbube: Linda's Lion sleeps at last

Mbube: Linda’s Lion sleeps at last

In 1939 a tall, shy Zulu migrant worker named Solomon Linda stepped up to the microphone and produced Mbube, a song that echoed around the world, becoming Pete Seeger's Wimoweh and the international classic The Lion Sleeps Tonight. Linda was paid a total of 10 shillings for the song, which went on to make US$15-million for others.


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