Today, Sunday the 5th of February 2017, Lundi Tyamara, a versatile and very prolific Christian spiritual musician has been laid to rest. He passed away on the 27 of January 2017 after an illness.
Lundi’s pioneering Christian music was spiritual comfort to millions of African workers here in South Africa and in the Southern African sub region.
His style of music and videos inspired many other musicians.
The lyrics of his music, his sweet voice and the dynamism in his stage performances mirrored both religious and earthly suffering. We, the black and African working class must know that this religious suffering is in fact simultaneously, the expression of real suffering and a protest against this real suffering as Karl Marx so famously stated.
Lundi’s music was indeed the sigh of the oppressed, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions, which are the every day experience of millions of black and African workers in this country, again as Karl Marx so well articulated in his A Contribution to the Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right, in 1844.
We join Lundi Tyamara’s family, friends and fans in bidding farewell to this working class Christian cultural worker and producer.
Numsa General Secretary,
5th February, 2017.