Msaki’s Blood Guns And Revolutions commemorates Marikana Massacre

Msaki commemorated the eighth anniversary of the Marikana Massacre with the release of Blood Guns And Revolutions, which seeks to shine a light on the unanswered questions of South Africans.

Msaki released her new song, Blood Guns And Revolutions, to commemorate the eighth anniversary of the Marikana Massacre on Friday, 14 August 2020. The single was released two days before the actual anniversary, which honours the 34 lives that were lost during the Lonmin Mine showdown between miners and law enforcement.

The songstress detailed the purpose of the mid-tempo song in a tweet on Wednesday, 12 August 2020. Msaki commented on the significance of the song, which appears to use sound bites from the actual incident, stating, “A few days ahead of the eighth anniversary of the Marikana Massacre, I will be sharing a song holding gratitude, disappointment and unanswered questions. We live in the tension.”

The song continues to showcase Msaki’s unique voice in the music landscape, which is rooted in highlighting various social ills and injustices.

The single is available for purchase on Apple Music.

Listen to Blood Guns And Revolutions below.