We've seen a few versions of Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika over time, some good, and as we all know, some not so good… but I must say, I haven't heard the South African National Anthem quite like this before… and it's frickin awesome!
Myself and Fai$al 1 pulled into Oscars in Durban North last Sunday to watch an afternoon session with some old friends from school who play in a band called AVADE. The Durban Rugby Supporters will know them well from the post game gigs down at Kings Park. We sat there enjoying the tunes for their two hour session however right end the end, Ross gets up on a chair and belts out this version of the South African National Anthem that could easily compete with Jimi Hendrix's rendition of Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock back in 1969.
If I'd known how frickin awesome it was gonna sound or the fact that he was gonna do it in the first place, I would have had the camera ready and waiting, which obviously I didn't… however Ross did send me this video of him doing it a while in front a huge crowd back when AVADE was called Redhouse….
Have a listen…