Jonathan Butler, a South African singer-songwriter who grew up under the shadow of apartheid and was raised in poverty, has endured systemic racism and social injustice, spending his young adulthood and career being a voice for change in his country.
Written in response to the murder of George Floyd, “Our Voices Matter” speaks to the public as a call to action against racial injustice and to encourage people to use their voices to make change in a peaceful, orderly manner, starting by exercising their right to vote.
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“The murder, killing and public lynching of George Floyd was a reminder to me of growing up in apartheid era South Africa. It is hard to believe that the oppression and injustice that I left has now confronted us on our doorsteps.
“Our Voices Matter” — a new collaboration between myself and my dear friends — is a message for us to have conversations that bring forth change, that we cannot stay silent when our brothers and sisters are suffering, and that with our collective voices we can fight for just treatment of all, just like we did in South African decades ago. “Our Voices Matter” is the start of that conversation.
This song is not just for the 3rd of November, it is a song that will be performed for years to come and to remind our country that we are stronger together.” – Jonathan Butler
Jonathan Butler – Vocals and guitars
Candy Dulfer – Alto Saxophone
Dave Koz – Soprano Saxophone
Jeffrey Osborne – Vocals
Marcus Miller – Electric bass
Maysa – Vocals
Rick Braun – Flugelhorn and trombone
Will Kennedy – Drums
Antonio Sol – Vocals
Arlington Jones – Keyboard
Ramon Yslas – Percussion
Ruslan Sirota – Percussion and keyboard