- South Africans were recently treated to a musical collaboration by two vastly different musicians - Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Karen Zoid
- The two worked on Kana Uchema and South Africans love the result
- The song has risen in popularity on iTunes
One of South Africa's biggest musical legends Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Afrikaans rocker Karen Zoid recently took South Africa by surprise with a musical collaboration.
The two very different musicians worked together on the song Kana Uchema - a potential chart topper.
Kana Uchema is named after the Shona phrase "When you cry, I feel the pain".
According to a report by TshisaLIVE, Yvonne did think the idea of collaborating with Karen was a rather crazy idea. They're not seen as a good fit.
The idea was born after Karen invited Yvonne to perform on a KykNET show. When Karen first mentioned the idea, Yvonne thought of the Shona song.
Yvonne didn't really think Karen would go for it, but once Karen sang the song, she gave Yvonne goosebumps.
The musical legend admitted that the collaboration is very unexpected, but she enjoyed working with the Afrikaans singer.
Briefly.co.za learned that although Yvonne didn't understand all of the Afrikaans words, she loved how much positive attention the song received.
It is not something that you would expect and even when the song first aired I was in Tanzania reading tweets about myself in Afrikaans.
My notifications were going and I thought 'What have I done?' I also didn't understand a lot of the Afrikaans so some of my Afrikaans friends were calling me to tell me what was being said.
South Africans can find the new hit song on iTunes.
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