Self-Empowerment: Cape Malay Choir (1863 -)
Posted by tahirfarrath on February 10, 2010
(History of Muslims in South Africa)
Community singing has a strong tradition among Malay people and songs were sung for every occasion as seen at the abolishment of slavery. In July 1863, Governor Woodhouse of the Cape was informed that the Alibama was in Saldanha Bay, in hot pursuit of the enemy vessel, The Sea Bride. The Sea Bride was forced into Table Bay, curious onlookers who lined the shores of Table Bay, Greenpoint, Camps Bay, never saw a steamer and was overjoyed when the Alibama defeated the enemy vessel, The Sea Bride was forced into Table Bay and the victory tale became a folk song.