Summer Student Pens Song for South African Women's Day

Bryan Parys
August 9, 2019

South African singer Alutha Taho partnered with women-focused arts organization the Mama Project to release the song "Together We Can."

Alutha Taho singing in the studio
Alutha Taho recording her new empowerment anthem, "Together We Can," at MelPro Studios in Cape Town, South Africa.
Image courtesy of the Mama Project

For the 2019 South African Women's Day, the nonprofit arts organization the Mama Project commissioned Cape Town native Alutha Taho to write a song about empowerment and unity. The resulting anthem, "Together We Can," was released worldwide on August 9, in tandem with Women's Day, and features Taho (lead vocals) and Thulani Marks (keyboards), both of whom traveled from South Africa to attend this summer's Aspire: Five-Week Performance Intensive. Also featured in an accompanying video are Boston Conservatory at Berklee students Shreya Navile and Fray Cordero, and faculty member Alli Ross. The Mama Project's founder, Sara Stackhouse, is the former chair of the Conservator's Theater Division.

Listen to Taho on the Mama Project's "Together We Can:"

Watch the video, featuring Taho and women from Cape Town participating in the Mama Project:

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