Sarafina! The Sound of Freedom [Original Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - Peter Fawthrop
Sarafina is a story of apartheid in South Africa, which is a risky subject for a musical of inspiring dance numbers. Adapted for the screen from the Broadway play, Sarafina combines traditional African sensibilities with a theatrical sound and gripping lyrics. "Freedom Is Coming Tomorrow" may be the centerpiece, but it is only a sample in this bold collection. Writer/producer Mbongeni Ngema, under the authority of Quincy Jones, establishes a musical whose agenda is not only to provide powerful African rhythms and chants, but to make them palatable to an audience who may otherwise disregard it as "foreign." Sarafina makes true use of the term "African-American" because it...
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All Music Guide - Peter Fawthrop
Sarafina is a story of apartheid in South Africa, which is a risky subject for a musical of inspiring dance numbers. Adapted for the screen from the Broadway play, Sarafina combines traditional African sensibilities with a theatrical sound and gripping lyrics. "Freedom Is Coming Tomorrow" may be the centerpiece, but it is only a sample in this bold collection. Writer/producer Mbongeni Ngema, under the authority of Quincy Jones, establishes a musical whose agenda is not only to provide powerful African rhythms and chants, but to make them palatable to an audience who may otherwise disregard it as "foreign." Sarafina makes true use of the term "African-American" because it is at once rooted in ancestry and expansively good-intentioned, dividing itself among African and American lyrics. Parents would do great justice to interest their children in music like this. Sarafina brings lands from afar to within close range, traced not only by a stereotypical blazing red sun, mountain-lined deserts, tribes, and jungle, but also by human bloodshed and moral dilemmas. The songs do not cover the scope of politics and suffering that floods the film. In fact, the music is light and cheerful, a ray of hope surfacing the deep wounds of South Africa portrayed in Sarafina. Highlights include "Vuma Diozi Lami," the theme song, and the exciting, memorable "One More Time," sung by James Ingram.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/29/1992
  • Label: Qwest / Wea
  • UPC: 093624506027
  • Catalog Number: 45060

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sarafina! (2:39)
  2. 2 The Lord's Prayer (3:25)
  3. 3 Nkonyane Kandaba (1:47)
  4. 4 Freedom Is Coming Tomorrow (3:13)
  5. 5 Sabela (5:48)
  6. 6 Sechaba (1:55)
  7. 7 Safa Saphel' Isizwe (1:55)
  8. 8 Thank You Mama (4:25)
  9. 9 Vuma Dlozi Lami (4:42)
  10. 10 Lizobuya (4:49)
  11. 11 One More Time (4:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Miriam Makeba Vocals
James Ingram Vocals, Track Performer
Alexandra Brown Background Vocals
Carmen Carter Background Vocals
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Jim Gilstrap Background Vocals
Kathy Hazzard Background Vocals
Phillip Ingram Vocals, Background Vocals
George Lee Saxophone
Skhumbuzo Mabaso Guitar
Lynn Mabry Background Vocals
Victor Masondo Bass
Mbongeni Ngema Horn, Vocals
Michael Omartian Synthesizer, Keyboards
Rob Trow Background Vocals
Fred White Background Vocals
Makhaya Mahlangu Percussion
Khanyo Maphumulo Vocals
Leleti Khumalo Vocals
Eddie Mathiba Keyboards, Synthesizer Bass
Douglas Mnisi Guitar
Thandi Zulu Vocals
Mvuselelo Buthele Vocals
Zamo Magubane Guitar
Kentse Mphahlwa Synthesizer
Pat Nkuna Drums
Technical Credits
Quincy Jones Executive Producer
Terry Christian Engineer
Steve Hall Mastering
Mbongeni Ngema Arranger, Producer, Contributor, Vocal Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
Mike Mierau Engineer
Michael Omartian Producer
Rick Rowe Engineer
Mick Higgins Contributor
Eddie Mathiba Producer, String Arrangements
Kentse Mphahlwa drum programming
Traditional Composer
Elliott Peters Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AFRICAN GREATS

    One of the best musical soundtracks of all time. It brings goose pimples all over you as you listen and try to picture the unyeilding struggle of South Africa and for that matter all African people. Great music and great movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My Favorite Movie!!!!

    Being that I am a music major in college and I love music alot, I think this movie was excellent. What I liked about it most is that the South Africans used music to deal with their problems. The singing and dancing kept them alive and happy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    LOVE IT

    I learned all the songs on it plus saw the movie. IT was great!!!!

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