Just Jinjer joins hands with JHB and KZN Orchestras
Just Jinjer joins hands with JHB and KZN Orchestras for Mandela Day
This article was originally published by IOL on 17 July 2020.
In keeping with “Mandela Day” celebrations, the Johannesburg and KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestras have spiced up their routines by teaming up with SA rock group, Just Jinjer.
Together they have presented a new orchestral rendition of “What He Means”, a song that was originally released in 2006 and performed live at the Nelson Mandela 46664 concert. The orchestral arrangement was done by Eddie Clayton.
Bongani Tembe, chief executive and artistic director of both the JHB and KZN Philharmonic Orchestras, said he was moved by the power and the lyrics of this song which emphasised the importance of peace, love and tolerance in society.
“We are delighted to be collaborating with Just Jinjer. Mandela Day provides us with a unique opportunity to reflect on his life and to promote his legacy of selfless giving. In particular, I was moved by the power and the lyrics of this song which emphasise the importance of peace, love and tolerance in society. Indeed, as South Africans collectively fight this global pandemic of Covid-19, we need faith, light and hope,” he said.