There’s always gonna be another mountain, I’m always gonna wanna make it move! Always gonna be an uphill battle, sometimes I’m gonna have to lose. Ain’t about how fast I get there, ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side! It’s the climb!
South Africa (12 June 2020) – With the launch of their new music video, Soweto-based Mzansi Youth Choir and globe-trotting flutist and composer Wouter Kellerman pay tribute to the health workers around the globe.
The struggles I’m facing,
The chances I’m taking…
Just got to keep going
I gotta be strong
Just keep pushing…
These lines from “The Climb” (made famous by Miley Cyrus) highlight the situation all health workers around the world find themselves in. Despite the dangers, they are climbing very steep mountains to summit the top, but the next morning there is another mountain – one even higher – awaiting them!
Mzansi Youth Choir from Soweto was formed in 2003 with the aim of affording firstly, talented, underprivileged teenagers and young adults, the opportunity to proficiently perform locally and abroad, secondly, to create an appreciation of traditional African music nationally and internationally and finally to embrace various music genres.
Globe-trotting flutist and composer Wouter Kellerman received a 2015 Grammy® Award for his album ‘Winds of Samsara’.
Passionate about teaching and empowering young people, Kellerman has sponsored the SOS Children’s Village for the past 17 years. For his continued efforts in helping give these children a better life, Kellerman was nominated for the Inyathelo Special Recognition Award for Philanthropy.
To climb the COVID-19 mountain requires endless, immeasurable dedication, commitment, courage and sacrifice. They climb up treacherous rock faces and cross deep rivers to yet another mountain – still forging ahead every day, every week, every month. They are the real heroes and conquerors.
A unique South African spin has been put on the inspirational song, which was recently released along with a video. Technology allowed the choir as well as Wouter to come together in a time of social distancing to create the clip. Along with artists, the video also features powerful imagery of healthcare workers.