True to the phrase – Umuntu Ngumuntu Ngabantu – this Heritage Day, South Africans across the country will be uniting to celebrate each other’s cultures, diversity, beliefs, and traditions and capture the essence of what it means to be a South African.
Whether that includes lighting up a virtual braai, enjoying a dish of Cape Malay curry or reminiscing about days spent with family and friends, certain things span language and culture and allow us to continue celebrating together, even when we’re apart.
Most importantly, Heritage month reminds us that our musical diversity is what makes us a unique nation and unifies us. So, to help South Africans from all walks of life celebrate together, Deezer (a global music streaming service) has collaborated with 9 well-known South African musicians including Oskido to curate 9 truly South African playlists available exclusively on the Deezer platform for friends and families to enjoy this Heritage Month.
In addition to the above, we asked Oskido a few questions about Heritage Day and his playlist and this is what he had to say:
- What does Heritage Day mean to you?
Heritage Day is an important day as it recognises the cultural wealth of our nation.
- How does your playlist reflect Heritage Day?
My playlist reflects different styles of home-brewed South African music.
- What is your earliest musical memory?
My earliest musical memory is of my dad listening to Mahotella Queens and Mahlatini’s “Meropa”, a sound that would later influence me to produce award-winning records.
- Current favourite song and genre?
Isela by Zano Thando. It’s a South African R&B song.
Link to the playlists: https://www.deezer.com/en/channels/module/9d77509d-062e-4057-91e6-42dba6189459