Thula Mama

Words & Music: Traditional South African

The words Thula Mama mean something like ‘Hush Mother, don’t cry’ and in this song they are offered as comfort for those who have children in ugly racist prisons like Robben Island. However, no prison can contain the people’s will for freedom. Amandla! Power to the people!


Thula mama, thula.
Thula mama, thula.

Samthatha sambeka ekhaya
Wasuke wakhala
Wathi mama thula.

Bamthatha bambeka e Island
Wasuke wakhala
Wathi – Amandla!

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