Anti Apartheid song, Weeping, recorded by Josh Groban

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Josh Groban has recorded Dan Heymann's song "Weeping", a protest song from the Apartheid era in South Africa. A bewildering variety of anti Apartheid art emerged from South Africa during the years of white rule. You could try performing a search for: "anti Apartheid art", "anti Apartheid music", "anti Apartheid films", "anti Apartheid posters", "anti Apartheid songs", "anti Apartheid cartoons", "anti Apartheid authors", "anti Apartheid literature", "anti Apartheid paintings", "anti Apartheid media", "anti Apartheid artists", "anti Apartheid songwriters", "anti Apartheid movies", "anti Apartheid poetry", "anti Apartheid theatre", "anti Apartheid playwrights", "anti Apartheid drama", "anti Apartheid satire", "anti Apartheid comedy"", or "anti Apartheid satirists".

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Weeping , written by Dan Heymann (sometimes mis-spelled as Dan Heyman ), is a famous protest song that emerged from the South African anti Apartheid movement during the mid-1980's, and this song of freedom has been recorded by many artists, including noted South African band Bright Blue and, more recently, Josh Groban , in a collaboration with Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Vusi Mahlasela , who has previously released a solo recording of this song of protest . The anti Apartheid lyrics Weeping contains are among the most-recorded freedom song lyrics of any protest song to have come out of South Africa. The Weeping song (rights to which are partially controlled by Muffled Music ) led to a February, 2006, encounter between singer Josh Groban and songwriter Dan Heymann (occasionally mis-spelled as Heyman ) at New York City's Sony Studios, a legendary institution which has given many a song freedom to soar. It was a thrill for Dan to hear his anti Apartheid song being recorded by such a high-caliber team. Having been a musician in contact with various anti-Apartheid movements during the Freedom-Struggle in South Africa, when examining the Weeping lyrics , Dan was thrilled to feel the connection of his lyric to protest song tradition. When the time came to add backing vocals, nobody needed to teach Vusi Mahlasela lyrics to the Weeping song , having already performed it live so many times, and this new rendition of Dan's familiar rhyming- lyric protest song should give the song freedom to reach many new listeners. Many protest songs were inspired by the anti Apartheid movement and Dan is proud that his freedom song has been so well-received, particularly when there are already so many wonderful anti-Apartheid protest song lyrics in existence.