the soundz of the south still fight for freedom in south africa

April 27, 2021
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The 27th of April marks the day South African citizens took to the polls in 1994 for the first free and fair election. This was a moment in history that promised a new dawn for a country with a history of oppression against its Black people, and therefore the 27th of April the first day South Africans felt free.  However, over a two decades later, most of the country’s people have not truly enjoyed the freedoms that were promised on this day. In a country riddled with violence against women, homophobic attacks, state corruption amongst many other injustices, one has to ask the question! Who can say they are truly free in South Africa?

For some, the fight for freedom has been a continuous battle that has taken many shapes, adapting to the various faces of oppression. From the township of Khayelitsha, in Cape Town, emerges a collective of six young individuals known as the Soundz Of The South. With over a decade of experience in the frontlines, mobilizing the youth in communities through talks and music, Soundz Of The Sounds has announced a 4th installment of their series, Freedom Warriors.

With all the struggles that they have experienced as South Africans, Soundz Of The South decided that it is necessary and time for them as the youth and future leaders of the nation to speak out and speak against these oppressions and injustices with their new album.

“Soundz Of The South; is a coming together of arts, activism, and resistance, and that on the forefront they are anti-sexist, anti-patriarchy, anti-racist, anti-xenophobic, anti-homophobic. Our bias lies with the working class and the struggles of the oppressed and marginalized working communities, where we do active activism through interventions and community projects. We promote all of this through our passion for art and creativity”, says Samkelo.

Soundz Of The South releases Freedom Fighters Volume 4 on May 14 2021 and you can pre-order here.