Songs for Bafana (Also Known As African Cup of Nations Playlist N°2)


By Njabulo Ngidi

Against expectations South Africa finished top of their group and made it to the quarterfinals. Hopefully the team and coaches will concentrate on the next match and not get carried away like the country’s sports minister after the 2-0 win over Angola last week. (He railed against white supremacy, unpatriotic critics and predicted South Africa would win the tournament.) So what are the South Africans dancing to? Tumi and the Volume’s “Afrique” poetically mentions all African countries, with the exception of South Sudan which didn’t exist when the song was recorded, backed by 340ml in this colossal union: Continue reading