Song of the day: Eddy Grant- Gimme Hope Jo’Anna
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
Posted on July 21, 2013, in 1980-1989, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged apartheid, birthdays, dutch, eddy grant, eighties, FlinterFiles Song Archive, gimme hope jo'anna, hit, Music, nelson mandela, song, south africa, summer. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.