African HeartBeat, a recently launched non-profit company involved in producing music and music videos to assist noble causes, has released a new song in appreciation of frontline workers.
“There are so many out there protecting everyone from Covid-19 and keeping us going. We need to show our appreciation,” says Ian Hamilton, Director of African HeartBeat. “We thought that the best way would be to put together a song. A song thanking the front-line workers across the spectrum. A song that could be shared with everyone. A song to listen to, sing to and dance to.”
The singers of this joyous and uplifting song are all amateurs assisted by Riaan Steyn of Traxtudio and Anne Meyers of 2blonds and a Red Head filming. Hamilton continues: “The female lead singer is Lethabo Mokhethi, who is a protégé of Phil Robinson, conductor of the South African Youth Choir. We really believe she has star potential and hope that the song leads to new opportunities for her. Lethabo’s day job is at Green Lumber, a company manufacturing products from recycled plastic in Epping, Cape Town.”
Arthur Masaraure, the male lead singer, is the Sales Director at Green Lumber.  “He and the other two male singers are also very talented. They’re all co-workers and have sung in church choirs, but have never done anything like this before,” Hamilton adds.
The song, with music by Steyn and lyrics by Hamilton, can be downloaded from www.Africanheartbeat.org.za<http://www.Africanheartbeat.org.zaT>. Hamilton mentions that it is a non-commercial venture. “Any profits made will be used by African HeartBeat to further its objective of assisting young talent to enter the music market.
“We want to make listeners aware of how the song can inspire them in the form of a donation to a front-line charity, providing PPE to someone they know, a hand sanitiser to a stranger, a smile and thanks to a front-line worker. This is a song for the souls of our people, a song of hope and celebration,” Hamilton concludes.

THANKING THE WALL
LYRICS: IAN HAMILTON
MUSIC: RIAAN STEYN
(Traxtudio Music Publishing)
ISRC: ZAU972000460
The doctor, nurse, who comfort in their deed
Helping all in essential need
How can we thank you and how can we help you?
sinibonga njani? Sinisite njani?
The care home staff are also in the fold
They provide the comfort for the old
How can we thank you and how can we help you?
sinibonga njani? Sinisite njani?
CHORUS
WE SING IN AWE OF OUR HUMAN WALL
BUILT BY CHAMPIONS AMONGST US ALL,
WERE COMING TOGETHER IN A TIME OF NEED
WE ARE ONE, A HUMAN RACE, NO COLOUR, NO CREED (2X)
Those of you manning shops and malls
Long late hours as night-time falls
How can we thank you and how can we help you?
sinibonga njani? Sinisite njani?
Those of you providing daily meals
To the children’s hunger we cannot feel
How can we thank you and how can we help you?
sinibonga njani? Sinisite njani?
REPEAT CHORUS
BRIDGE:
The wall should not be made by such a few!
It must be broad for us and all of you!
Now is not the time for exploitation,
But a time for human celebration.
REPEAT CHORUS

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