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' STILL I RISE ' 

A song by Pilani Bubu, Lyrics by Maya Angelou

23 years ago, when I was 13 years old, I put a melody & song behind Maya Angelou’s poem: ‘Still I Rise’. It lived intimately with me at significant moments over time, making moves on my heart. Inclusive of a time in 2014 when I had planned to share this before she transitioned. But alas, It was not time! In the last 7 days - today being June 16, 2020, it pressed upon my spirit, a sense of urgency that moved me like goosebumps, a quickening of heart as the meaning of this poem captures the times - past and present. I wanted to express all that I had been feeling, as the call begs for us to stand! Stand against racism, against femicide, against police brutality, against gender-based violence our dignity and more! I take heed and with this rendition of ‘Still I Rise’ - I take a stand. With a little history lesson for today's youth: #alutacontinua change is progressive!

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Lyrics by Maya Angelou (copyright at Penguin Random House Inc Publishers), Music by Pilani Bubu (at Bupila Publishing (Pty) Ltd), Performed by Sean at Supersonic (Kenya) on the keyboard, Pilani Bubu on voices, Mix and Mastered by Robin Fernie at Scherzo Productions

Still I RiseMaya Angelou, Pilani Bubu
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FOLKLORE IS THE EXPRESSIVE BODY OF CULTURE SHARED BY A PARTICULAR GROUP OF PEOPLE

It is inclusive of traditional beliefs, customs, stories, tales, proverbs, various art forms passed through generations by word of mouth. This project seeks to capture these social and cultural conversations documented through the technology of music.

BAILE -  NEW SINGLE  - DECEMBER 2018

A WORK IN RESPONSE TO THE CALL TO STOP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & ABUSE AGAINST WOMEN & CHILDREN. 

This song is an ode to families and a call for peace and respect in our homes, so that we may build a better world one home at a time.

BOOM CHE -  RADIO SINGLE  - AUGUST 2018

A WOMENS ANTHEM, CELEBRATING WOMEN FOR THEIR ESSENCE AND NATURE. NOW PLAYING ON 45 RADIO STATIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA.

SWEET LOVE - RADIO SINGLE - 2017

PLAYLISTED ON 45 RADIO STATIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA.

TV PRESENTER - DESIGN FOR YOU - DSTV CHANNEL 176

AS INAGURAL PRESENTER, PILANI BUBU IS NOW IN SEASON 7 OF THE SHOW.

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