Great Divide

Songfacts®:

  • The children's voices in the background is the DD Dliwayo School Choir of Soweto, South Africa. They are saying, "Ngi Ne Themba," which translated into English means, "I have hope." The Hanson brothers are passionate about improving conditions in Africa, and this song was inspired by trips they took to Mozambique and South Africa, which is where they recorded the children. >>
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    Jk - Elmwood Park, IL
  • Before The Walk was released, this song was made available on iTunes, with proceeds going to a Soweto, South Africa hospital. (Check out our interview with Zac Hanson.)

Comments: 1

  • Theo from Johannesburg, South Africamost of the video was shot in downtown joburg, hillbrow and yeoville.its a crime-riddled and poverty-stricken place.the conditions there really are appalling but the people who live there have nowhere else to go.lets hope other artists open their eyes and put their talent to better use.
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