JUSTIN HINES: New Video, EP Show Seldom Seen Sides of South Africa

by Cashbox Canada
When inDiscover.net debuted the video remix of JUSTIN HINES’  “Say What You Will”, from his new “SOUTH AFRICA” EP, the powerful Internet portal also launched Hines’ ambitious campaign to build schools in South Africa.  (Video at indiscover.net.).

In 2009, the hit song from Hines’ Chasing Silver album was embraced by an international audience. On iTunes, it was the top download for a singer-songwriter within two days of release and it was one of the most emailed videos on the Sympatico.ca. Hines has distinguished himself for his use of new media.

South African Producer, Bronwen Nel, felt strongly that “Say What You Will” would resonate within her community. She did a remarkable remix incorporating the Seta/Siyaya Learner Choir and the Keynote Acapella Group as well as the children of Despatch and St. Elizabeth’s primary schools and Oprah Winfrey’s Angel Network-supported 7 Fountains.

The video continues the “white-board” mash-up that made the original version of the song so popular. It depicts a vision of South Africa unlike the stereotypes capturing not only the evident challenges but also the great joy and hope inspiring the children. The video continues the “white-board” mash-up that made the original version so popular. Even Archbishop Desmond Tutu created his own whiteboard message of hope for the video and so began Justin’s “Say What You Will - Give What You Will” fundraising drive. 50% of all sales will benefit the Stephen Leacock Foundation for Children, which has a presence in South Africa and The Association for the Physically Disabled (Eastern Cape) as well as several other charitable organizations.

The “South Africa” EP includes the “Say What You Will” and “Chasing Silver” remixes as well as “Courage (Come Out To Play)” and the South African version of the “Say What You Will” video.  The video is available for viewing and purchase at indiscover.net.  The full EP, available at inDiscover.net, was initially broadcast in South Africa during the World Cup.
On the live performance front, JUSTIN and his band bring it to the inner city for one of Toronto’s best outdoor summer concerts at the venerable Waterfall Stage, First Canadian Place. Thursday, July 29 Showtime 12:15 pm.