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Zonophone record

The recording of songs were made during a visit by Sol Plaatje to the UK, on behalf of the then South African National Native Congress (SANNC later ANC). They were recorded at the studios of the Gramophone Co. Ltd. In Hayes, Middlesex on 16 October 1923.

Sol Plaatje, singing, was accompanied by Sylvia Colenso on the piano, the daughter of Francis Ernest Colenso, son of the Bishop of Natal John William Colenso.

The record contains the very first recording of "Nkosi Sikelel iAfrica", also listed here as "Hark 'tis the Watchman's Cry".

The following songs are included:
"Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika", also known as "Hark 'tis the Watchman's Cry (Hymn in Sechuana)
"Lead Kindly Light" (Hymn in Sechuana)
"Pesheya Ko Tukela" (Across the Tugela, a Hlubi folk song)
"Singa Mawele" (We are Twins, Dance melody in IsiXhoza)
"A band of hard pressed men are we" (Hymn in IsiXhoza)
"The Kaffir Wedding Song" (J.K. Bhokwe) (Sung in IsiXhoza)


Includes: Pastoral Study Paper No.1 - Communion between the living and the dead (Published by the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference/ZCBC).

Pastoral Letter on marriage, family, sexuality and the AIDS epidemic: Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference.

Impact: A Newsletter from the Zambia Catholic Secretariat.

The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace in Zimbabwe:

Newsletter, No. 13, September 1988; Address of Pope John Paul II to Bishops of Zimbabwe in Rome, 2 July 1988.

Booklet: The Arrest and Trial of Persons.

Breaking the Silence, Building true Peace; a report on the disturbances in Matabeleland and the Midlands 1980-1988 by the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace in Zimbabwe and the Legal Resources Foundation, 2001.

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