Amanda Black draws inspiration from her Xhosa heritage for “Afrika”

Amanda Black draws inspiration from her Xhosa heritage for “Afrika”

- Amanda Black's storyis being told through Apple Music 'Song Stories'

- Having to learn how to love her roots, Amanda draws a lot of inspiration from her cultural and racial journey

- Her new track Africa expresses her taking pride in her Xhosa heritage and racial diversity in Africa

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Amanda Black’s creative process is the first to be told by Apple Music 'Song Stories'.

'Song Stories' is a short video series that aims to show the creative process' ins and outs of some of Mzansi’s littest artists.

Briefly.co.za learnt that Amanda Black, Ami Faku, Elaine, Nasty C and Sha Sha are just some of the artist Apple Music 'Song Stories', with Amanda being the first.

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When anyone listens to a song, especially one that evokes emotion, you automatically think, “I wonder what the story behind this track is?” Well, this is exactly what 'Song Stories' is all about.

Being one of the most sought-after multi-nominated platinum vocalists in Mzansi, Amanda’s songs definitely have stories to tell.

Looking at her most recent release with Nigerian artist, Adekunle Gold Afrika, it is clear to see that Amanda is a proud African woman who deeply appreciates the rawness of the culture-rich continent that she lives on.

Amanda did not always find it easy living up to her Xhosa heritage. Choosing to speak predominantly English in her earlier years, Amanda really only entrenched in her cultural roots later in life. Poetry was the door that opened Amanda to her Xhosa roots.

Choosing to add “Black” to her stage name (Amanda Black) was a way in which she took back her pride and power.

The track Afrika explains how Amanda took a stand against cultural/racial discrimination, owning who she was and showing great pride in both the racial and cultural diversity our beautiful continent has been blessed with.

Living on a beautiful and diverse continent like Africa is a true blessing that many take for granted.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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