‘WE are the people and this is our time, stand up for Palestine.”
Those are the lyrics of guitarist and Faithless member Dave Randall’s song to raise awareness of the political situation in that country. The song, which features Durban’s Gospel Choir, was recorded on Monday at the KZN Music House.
“I have visited the occupied Palestine territories a few times and seen how horrific things are. This is my way of spreading awareness on what is going on there. I want people to know that this is not a Faithless song, but it does feature Maxi Jazz and the great choir, of course.
“We are also going to be recording UK-based Palestinian musician Reem Kelani, who is currently caught up in Egypt, so it’s a collaboration,” Randall said.
Stand Up for Palestine, along with its music video, will be released in July. Proceeds from the song will be donated to the charity War On Want, which gives aid to the Palestinian territories.