October 20, 2007

He Now Sings With The Ancients

The world's choir lost a powerful voice with the death of a reggae icon, Lucky Dube, in South Africa on Thursday. He was shot during a carjacking in Johannesburg, South Africa. His death leaves seven children, Bongi, Nonkululeko, Thokozani, Laura, Siyanda, Philani and three-month old Melokuhle fatherless and a world of devoted fans devastated.

If you aren't familiar with his music, a good place to start is with Rastas Never Die and Think About the Children. Over a 25 year career, he has many more albums to his credit.

Zulu Farewell - NIHAMBE KAHLE, Lucky.
English translation - GO WELL, Lucky.
Patois translation - WALK GOOD, Lucky.

No matter how you bid him farewell, please say a prayer for his widow, Zanele, and for his children.

Lift your voice, Lucky, and continue to spread your message of truth and love as you now sing with The Ancients. Walk good, Lucky, and may only good duppy falla backa yu!

4 Shared Thoughts:

Irie Diva said...

thanks for stopping by the blog Lady Roots! Appreciated

Lady Roots said...

Sistren Irie Diva,
Your blog writing is like overhearing one side of a cell phone call in the bus park waiting for the minibus to Spanish Town. It is so much fun!

We have some common blog links and I like several I linked from your site.

Stop back by any time, but until then, walk good.

Bless Up,
Lady Roots

caveman said...

he will be missed. i love lucky dube and saw him perform many times. give thanks to jah for time is so precious.

Lady Roots said...

Idren Trevor,

Welcome back, I. You were indeed blessed to see him perform live. My only exposure was videos and CDs.

Use your precious time to seek Jah's face and bond closer to those you love.

Bless Up,
Lady Roots