July '17

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MUNTU - ABC (Insimbi) (1983)

CCP/EMI, 12CCP(C)1043
Producer: Condry Ziqubu
Engineer: Nic Pickard


Following the student uprising of 1976, many young people dropped out of the apartheid school system to join the struggle. Later musicians began to urge them to return. Condry Ziqubu put out these two super-funky 7-minute tracks that call on the youth to go back to school.

"Dear mama, dear papa,
I'm going to school to learn how to write,
I'm going to school to learn how to write my name...
Hello my friend, where are you going?
Let's go back to school,
to learn how to write, to know how to read.
to know how to write your name...
Hey Mr Dum Dum,
You don't know how to write your name,
You don't know how to read a book,
You don't know how to write a letter...
Education - is the way - to the future - yes yes!"