Gentle Steps to Freedom

We’re all about the music this week! On Tuesday we wrote a brief introduction to the history of isicathimiya, but if you really want to learn more about this wonderful art form then you should do yourself a favour and watch the Oscar nominated documentary, On Tiptoe: Gentle Steps to Freedom. Predominantly a profile on Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the films also demonstrates the power of isicathimiya music: “that even under conditions designed to crush the human spirit and rob it of dignity, those who would seek to do so overlook the incredible strength and resilience of the human spirit, heart and mind” (IMDB user review, Robert Reynolds).

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