A Piece of Ground is a complication of South African music inspired by Thembinkosi Hlatshwayo’s Slaghuis II. The selection resonates like a vision of bodies and spirits gathered in the same room, sometimes at odds with each other, yet always held by a shared wound. Assembled at the Slaghuis, the bodies and spirits pray, laugh, scream, cry and shout. As they fix their mouths to speak, so the music begins. 1. A Piece of Ground Miriam Makeba Pata Pata, 1967 2. Hush (Somebody’s Calling My Name) Hugh Masekela and the Union of South Africa Hugh Masekela and the Union of South Africa, 1971 3. Babhemu (Friends) Busi Mhlongo & Twasa Babhemu, 1990 4. Ntozabantu Lebo Mathosa Dream, 2000 5. Unenzondo Imithente Uzoyikhona Kanjani, 2018 6. Zabalaza Brothers of Peace Zabalaza: Project B, 2001 7. Tlo Be Rele Daar Skeem Yizo Yizo, 2004 8. Higher and Higher Brenda Fassie Mama, 1994 9. Ngud’ Kwesta feat. Cassper Nyovest DaKAR II, 2016[spacer height="20px"] 10. Y U 4 Me Mdu Y U 4 Me, 1995"] 11. Yinde (Short Version) BCUC Our Truth. 2016 12. Sister Batsumi Moving Along, 1974 13. Tristêza (Reunião De Tristêza) Letta Mbulu There’s Music In The Air, 1976 A Piece of Ground is compiled by Chumisa Ndakisa, a curator, writer and music devotee. Ndakisa freelances at the Market Photo Workshop as Exhibitions Co-Ordinator. The playlist title is borrowed from Miriam Makeba’s song of the same name, telling the plight of the landless.