Johannes Kerkorrel was a well-known South African singer – songwriter. During the Apartheid years he used his music to to demonstate his opposition to the politics of the day.
One of his famous songs was “Gee jou hart vir Hillbrow” (Give your heart to Hillbow).
Hillbrow is a suburb in the CBD of Johannesburg.
In the song he painted the dark world of drug addicts in Jozi. The scenes may upset sensitive viewers.
Johannesburg. City of dreams and shattered dreams.
He died much too early on November 12, 2002. He committed suicide.
“Sundays in the city…”
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Michael and Nick for GTA
For the moment that is all about Johannesburg, the city of joy, gold, poverty, and humanity.