Symphony of Science : Children of Africa “Singabantwana beAfrika” Remix

These beings with soaring imagination
Eventually flung themselves and their machines
Into interplanetary space
[Carolyn Porco]

John Boswell’s  amazing anthropological melodisation mashup project “Symphony of Science” features many top scientific voices singing a stunningly fresh litany based on the scientific enterprise. (That’s John on the right).

“Children of Africa” is one of SOS’s 11 video/musical extravaganzas and features Jacob Bronowski, Alice Roberts, Carolyn Porco, Jane Goodall, Robert Sapolsky, Neil deGrasse Tyson and David Attenborough. It explores the African origins of homo sapiens, and its message is one of the connectedness of all people.

Very notably, John has “open-sourced” his creativity, encouraging remixes of his work. So I’ve brought the composition firmly onto African soil in this Xhosa language remix with Ntuthu Nyiki and Jerome Sitengile, changing the underlying beat and arragement, and adding guitars and drums.

Hear the “Singabantwana beAfrika” Remix (audio):

Watch the original video :

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One Comment

  1. Steve Knight 08/06/2012 at 14:42 #

    Brilliant, Nic, I love it!

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