‘Play it fuckin loud’ – Bob Dylan

Music encapsulates all of life’s experiences. It is form of release, therapeutic. However, certain music raises more questions than answers. We’ve all been culprits of singing along to a certain song without really knowing the meaning of the lyrics. A fresh example is ‘Loliwe’ by Zahara. Quite a number are familiar with the lyrics but not its meaning. Is it our fault? I guess not, the beat was catchy and the tune soulful.

Next time you listen to a song that is in a language that you don’t understand, instead of bobbing your head to the beat, pause and find out what the lyrics to the song mean. You could be initiated into the illuminate without your knowledge. Music is a message, hear it…Listen to it.

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