Anti-racism song gets the attention of the public

By Drum Digital
30 June 2016

No Life No love is a song that has sparked conversations on twitter

By Brenda Sekgota

. The #Antiracismsong has been trending number one on twitter since this morning.

However not everyone has something positive to say about the song. Some people say the song is useless and it wouldn’t make an impact.  While others believe that we should be focusing on dealing with racism directly instead of composing songs.

But Mzwakhe Mbuli, composer of the song begs to differ. He believes that music is a tool that South Africans need to use to communicate a message.

“Nobody was born a racist and love has no colour,” says Mbuli

He says the lyrics he uses in the song will impact a lot of people, and he believes that although there are people who don’t believe in the song. The song has received a number of positive feedbacks.

The composition of the song was inspired by the recent racism outburst that has been circulating on social media. Mbuli says that Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa approached him on the 10 March requesting him to compose a song that would make an impact on race related issues in the country.

“I got the request and I responded,” says Mbuli

The launch of the song, took place at Birchwood Hotel and Conference centre in Boksburg, Johannesburg and the launch was graced by the presence of Mthethwa.

Jazz musicians such as Letta Mbulu and Dorothy Masuka, as well as Sipho Sithole the founder of Native Rhythms were present. Here's a look at what social media had to say about the song:  

       

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