Ric Hassani has released a song titled 'Thunder Fire You'. In certain circles, the song's title and the theme is being considered offensive hence it has been banned from his country's airwaves. We have reviewed this song to evaluate its musical merits as befitting of any work of art.
An epic African story of adventure told in narrative verse
This is a saga of an African tribe who lived a long time ago; a very long time before the coming of the first Europeans to their part of the world. It is a narrative verse which finely blends the elements of prose and poetry to tell a story that takes the reader over distant lands, to bear witness to the exploits of a people whom the reader would never otherwise get to see.
Some tracks run out of steam after the 3 minute mark, not this one! The song starts of with a gentle rhythm guitar and beat which are smoothly picked up by Ogoo’s voice as she leads us into the song proper. Ogoo’s vocal tone is confident and tuneful. Even at high pitches, her vocal quality retains its consistency. There is no mistaking in the feeling she puts into her performance.
The story of South Africa’s all-time favorite band ‘Harari’
The significance of Harari as one of the most important bands from the late 60's to the early '80s and its influence on popular music in Southern Africa cannot be overstressed. Harari's musical excellence and influence on generations of musicians are equal to legends like 'Third World' or 'Funkadelic'.