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Q: Name of singer of Jamican or African song ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Name of singer of Jamican or African song
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Music
Asked by: ladygold-ga
List Price: $3.00
Posted: 28 Aug 2004 16:00 PDT
Expires: 27 Sep 2004 16:00 PDT
Question ID: 393931
Who is the singer and on what CD is the song that contains the lyrics: There's a
train that goes to Mozambique, Zimbawe, Botswana....
Subject: Re: Name of singer of Jamican or African song
Answered By: googlenut-ga on 28 Aug 2004 19:59 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello ladygold-ga,

I?m pretty sure the song that you are looking for is ?Stimela (The
Coal Train)?, by Hugh Masekela.  It appears on several albums, however
all versions of the recording do not include the spoken word portion
that you refer to.  This spoken word portion is included on the
version that appears on his album ?Hope? which was originally released
in 1993.  You can hear a clip of it at the following link (Track #12):
Hugh Masekela

Other references:
Gumboots: South African Rhythms of Resistance
"There?s a train that comes from Namibia and Mozambique, from
Swaziland and Lesotho," begins the Hugh Masekela classic "Stimela (The
Coal Train)," one of the South African trumpeter?s signature songs.
"It brings old and young African men to work on conscription in the
gold mines of Johannesburg, sixteen hours a day for almost no pay."
Song Search Results for: 

I hope you have found this information helpful.  If you have any
questions, or if this is not the correct song, please request
clarification prior to rating the answer.


Search Strategy:

I recognized the song from your description.  I made the following
search on Google:

masekela stimela lyrics

I searched and for ?Stimela?
ladygold-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
very informative and detailed answer

Subject: Re: Name of singer of Jamican or African song
From: googlenut-ga on 29 Aug 2004 08:38 PDT

Thank you for the 5-star rating and the tip!  I'm glad I was able to help.

Subject: Re: Name of singer of Jamican or African song
From: probonopublico-ga on 30 Aug 2004 21:58 PDT
I said to myself ...

'Wonder what Googlenut is doing these days. Haven't seen her around lately.'

So, I did a Search and there you were.

Just called in to say 'Hi'.


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