Musical Sunday: Weeping, Soweto String Quartet & Vusi Mahlasela


I first discovered this song 7 years ago through listening to Josh Groban’s Awake album. Weeping was written as a protest song during South Africa’s Apartheid era by Dan Heymann, who had been forcibly drafted into the South Africa army. The lyrics are said to be about P.W. Botha who was South Africa’s first executive state president. It also speaks (in beautiful metaphors) of the atrocities of Apartheid in South Africa, and ability to prevail from suffering which Nelson Mandela, who was just laid to rest this morning, so gracefully embodied.