Shosholoza - Graskop SPAR

Posted on Thu November 26, 2015 in Our Country.

Meet part of the team from Graskop SPAR! They introduce visiting tourists unfamiliar with Shosholoza to this very popular song. Often referred to as South Africa's second national anthem. It's a privilege to hear such beautiful voices!

Shosholoza is a very popular song in South Africa and often referred to as our second national anthem.

The words as per Wikipedia:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shosholoza

The lyrics of the song vary, as do the transcriptions. In the older traditional styles, the words translate to "train from Rhodesia".[1] Such is the version heard in the movie The Gods Must Be Crazy and as sung by Pete Seeger in his album We Shall Overcome. Here is one example:

Shosholoza
Kulezo ntaba
Stimela siphume South Africa
Kulezo ntaba
Stimela siphume South Africa
Wen' uyabaleka
Kulezo ntaba
Stimela siphume South Africa
A rough translation:

Go forward
Go forward
from those mountains
on this train from South Africa
Go forward
Go forward
You are running away
You are running away
from those mountains
on this train from South Africa

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  • For more information about SPAR have a look at this video:  http://www.lisbonhideaway.co.za/blog/post/graskop-grocery-store-spar/
  • For SPAR trading hours you can visit:  http://www.lisbonhideaway.co.za/blog/post/spar-graskop-grocery-store-trading-hours/