Shosholoza is atraditional folk song from Southern Africa .

The song was taken by many artists including Pete Seeger 1 , Ladysmith Black Mambazo , PJ Powers , The Glue and Peter Gabriel . The song was popularized internationally after South Africa won the 1995 Rugby World Cup and became a favorite anthem in South Africa at sporting events.

The Zulu word Shosholoza means to go ahead or to make room for one’s neighbor, and also to remember the sound produced by the steam train (Stimela) described in the song. The song also gave its name to Team Shosholoza, the first African America Cup challenger , Team Shosholoza, and to Meyl, South Africa’s long-distance railroad.

Notes and references

  1. ↑ in the CD or 33 t recording “WE SHALL OVERCOME”, The complete Carnegie Hall concert, June 8, 1963, edited by Columbia ref C2K 45312