17 August 2010

South African from the Waist Down

Thanks to Marian for passing this along; it's a great story, and a catchy dance tune with a fun on-the-streets video. Check it out:

The story behind "South African from the waist down"…

"South African from the waist down" is the story of a simple South African car guard named Silver, with a passion for poetry and music. Silver is given the opportunity of a life time to send out his uniquely South African message to the world and keep the flag flying.
The car guard Silver writes a song, which one day gets discovered by the music composer Alistair Davis, in the streets of South Africa. Alistair instantly falls in love with the song and decides to take Silver to the Kaleidosound recording studio in Cape Town to meet the music producer Gabi Le Roux, who produced numerous albums for top selling artists including Mandoza.
Gabi at first turns them away but Alistair believes in the song and calls his old friend Aidan who then agrees to work on the lyrics, together with Silver. Finally they approach Gabi again and this time he loves it!
"South African from the waist down" went into production and the recorded version got a record deal with EMI South Africa.
Here's a higher quality listen for you: 

The single is available for digital download on iTunes & HMVDigitial.

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