Song of the day: Eddy Grant- Gimme Hope Jo’Anna

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A few days ago Nelson Mandela had his birthday. Firstly: congratulations and sorry that I’m so late!
His birthday made me think about a song which I had not heard for some time… but which is very happy.
Listening to it again made me think about the Dutch language and other countries. I came to a sad conclusion: there’s one word almost all people outside the Netherlands (and Belgium) know in Dutch. It is in the song, and it is negative: Apartheid. At such moments I regret speaking Dutch… but I can’t help it, since the word was there long before I was born.

Fortunately we should keep hope, and Eddy Grant wants that, too. This one is for you, Nelson Mandela!

Eddy Grant- Gimme Hope Jo’Anna

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Posted on July 21, 2013, in 1980-1989, FlinterFiles and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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