Spotlighting Pan-African Poetry

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Soe elke step wat os vat
Saam sal os staan,
Vrouens en mans
Gooi op jou hand
Met n vys sterk
Soos die krag in my mag
Wat my laat sing en laat praat
Nie die tiepe praat
Van honger in my maag
Wat dit laat raas
Ma feed my soul,
Met food for thought
Soos wanner ek sit met ouma
En sy gee my brood, n word
Kom ons raak wys
En ons maak wys
Roei uit!!
Roei uit!!
Roei uit!!
Die dinge van sit back en be silent
Whether it is oor gangsterism or violence
Of ouens in suits skelm lawyers en politicians
Ek is moeg!!
Ek is moeg!!
Ek is moeg!!
Ek wiet jy is ook

Blaq Pearl

Featured Poem:

Khoi San Style / Rise

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Ek is n Khoi, n San
Stap saam die maan met wild in my hand
En n dans- wat jou sit in n trans
My voorgeslag kon reen maak,
Stories vertel was woelag!

Tog fasionable het krale gemaak en gedra
Was multi coloured, universal
Geguide, deur die sterre en die maan
Tekens gelos op klippe en op land
Medisyne gekry natuurlik-uit die aarde

Eers goed saam geliewe
Met verskille, maar tesame Proud van hul taal, ja
Toe kom skepe van Batavia
Mense van ander lande intro dinge van ander lande
Plus tale van ander lande!! Nou alles mixed tesame!!

Rise

At times I feel stuck in this place called the Cape Flats
My mental’s enchained, engraved in these streets
Where people roam, constantly dragging our feet,
No one to believe in what we are selling,
Yet we keep on buying and buying these lies and artificial living
Teach us to teach and learn our nations lessons
Motivate us with our own experience
So we can Feel again, Breath again, Believe &
Rise like never before…

For, we’re a people with history,
Roots, deeply rooted, we need to search for it
Not just any story, prescribed and printed with lies
Stories known and alive, with truth in it
So true, we can feel the life in it,
See the light in the sense it makes,
The time to awake is not tomorrow, its today
Where I can be taught & see the light
Guiding my way, toward, the path where my ancestors wait…
To fill me and Bless me, so I can clearly see,
My truth at last…

Rise!

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Biography

Blaq Pearl has performed with her band at Jazzathon and various city concerts particularly in Mitchell’s Plain. Having featured on television program Hectic 9nine and Keeping it Real, she is working on releasing unique designed T-shirt merchandise on www.sabandmerchandise.com. Currently Blaq Pearl is in the studio completing her album to be released this year.

She aspires to contribute to positive change in South Africa’s current state regarding the music industry and youth empowerment. To be successful and inspire upcoming artists & musicians and to to grow immensely and continuously in her musical talents and self.

Her poetry and music entails social content, controversial /tabooed issues and is about empowerment and real experiences + strength and motivation. She describes her music genre as a fusion of African/ Soul / Jazz / Hip Hop/ R&B.

Blaq Pearl

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Biography

Blaq Pearl has performed with her band at Jazzathon and various city concerts particularly in Mitchell’s Plain. Having featured on television program Hectic 9nine and Keeping it Real, she is working on releasing unique designed T-shirt merchandise on www.sabandmerchandise.com. Currently Blaq Pearl is in the studio completing her album to be released this year.

She aspires to contribute to positive change in South Africa’s current state regarding the music industry and youth empowerment. To be successful and inspire upcoming artists & musicians and to to grow immensely and continuously in her musical talents and self.

Her poetry and music entails social content, controversial /tabooed issues and is about empowerment and real experiences + strength and motivation. She describes her music genre as a fusion of African/ Soul / Jazz / Hip Hop/ R&B.

United

Enlarge poem

Soe elke step wat os vat
Saam sal os staan,
Vrouens en mans
Gooi op jou hand
Met n vys sterk
Soos die krag in my mag
Wat my laat sing en laat praat
Nie die tiepe praat
Van honger in my maag
Wat dit laat raas
Ma feed my soul,
Met food for thought
Soos wanner ek sit met ouma
En sy gee my brood, n word
Kom ons raak wys
En ons maak wys
Roei uit!!
Roei uit!!
Roei uit!!
Die dinge van sit back en be silent
Whether it is oor gangsterism or violence
Of ouens in suits skelm lawyers en politicians
Ek is moeg!!
Ek is moeg!!
Ek is moeg!!
Ek wiet jy is ook

Featured Poem:

Khoi San Style / Rise

Enlarge poem

Ek is n Khoi, n San
Stap saam die maan met wild in my hand
En n dans- wat jou sit in n trans
My voorgeslag kon reen maak,
Stories vertel was woelag!

Tog fasionable het krale gemaak en gedra
Was multi coloured, universal
Geguide, deur die sterre en die maan
Tekens gelos op klippe en op land
Medisyne gekry natuurlik-uit die aarde

Eers goed saam geliewe
Met verskille, maar tesame Proud van hul taal, ja
Toe kom skepe van Batavia
Mense van ander lande intro dinge van ander lande
Plus tale van ander lande!! Nou alles mixed tesame!!

Rise

At times I feel stuck in this place called the Cape Flats
My mental’s enchained, engraved in these streets
Where people roam, constantly dragging our feet,
No one to believe in what we are selling,
Yet we keep on buying and buying these lies and artificial living
Teach us to teach and learn our nations lessons
Motivate us with our own experience
So we can Feel again, Breath again, Believe &
Rise like never before…

For, we’re a people with history,
Roots, deeply rooted, we need to search for it
Not just any story, prescribed and printed with lies
Stories known and alive, with truth in it
So true, we can feel the life in it,
See the light in the sense it makes,
The time to awake is not tomorrow, its today
Where I can be taught & see the light
Guiding my way, toward, the path where my ancestors wait…
To fill me and Bless me, so I can clearly see,
My truth at last…

Rise!

How does this featured poem make you feel?

  • Amazement (3)
  • Pride (2)
  • Optimism (0)
  • Anger (0)
  • Delight (0)
  • Inspiration (2)
  • Reflection (1)
  • Captivation (1)
  • Peace (0)
  • Amusement (0)
  • Sorrow (0)
  • Vigour (1)
  • Hope (2)
  • Sadness (1)
  • Fear (0)
  • Jubilation (0)

United

Enlarge poem

Soe elke step wat os vat
Saam sal os staan,
Vrouens en mans
Gooi op jou hand
Met n vys sterk
Soos die krag in my mag
Wat my laat sing en laat praat
Nie die tiepe praat
Van honger in my maag
Wat dit laat raas
Ma feed my soul,
Met food for thought
Soos wanner ek sit met ouma
En sy gee my brood, n word
Kom ons raak wys
En ons maak wys
Roei uit!!
Roei uit!!
Roei uit!!
Die dinge van sit back en be silent
Whether it is oor gangsterism or violence
Of ouens in suits skelm lawyers en politicians
Ek is moeg!!
Ek is moeg!!
Ek is moeg!!
Ek wiet jy is ook

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