Ras Dumisani

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Ras Dumisani

Ras Dumisani is a South African reggae musician originally from Durban who has been living and performings in France since 1992.[1] He has released several albums since his debut, Mister Music, in 1998.


He became a household name in South Africa with a controversial, off-key (as well as off-beat) performance of the South African National Anthem at a rugby test match between France and South Africa in November 2009. His performance was branded as disgraceful by the South African Government, the media as well as rugby fans. His performance was cited as the reason why South Africa was defeated in that game[1][2][3][4]

Dumisani released a reggae version of the anthem in 2010.[5]

His latest album, Rise and Shine, was released in February 2011.[6]


  • "Zululand Reggae" (1992), Blue Silver
  • "Mister Music" (1996), Blue Silver
  • "Call on Me" (2000)
  • "Anthology" (2004)
  • "Resistance" (2008), Flash Laser
  • "Best of Ras Dumisani" (2009)
  • "Rise and Shine" (2011), Rue Stendhal
  • "Motherland" (2012) Rue Stendhal et Plaza Mayor Company Ltd
  • "Stay at Home" (2013) Plaza Mayor Company Ltd
  • "My Sunshine" (2014) Plaza Mayor Company Ltd


  1. ^ Jump up to: a b David Smith in Johannesburg (16 November 2009). "Ras Dumisani gets mauling for rendition of South African anthem". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 1 September 2012.
  2. ^ Barker, Jean (16 November 2009). "Who's da Ras Dumisani Mon?". Channel24. Retrieved 1 September 2012.
  3. ^ Independent Newspapers Online (14 November 2009). "Anthem butcher says 'it was beautiful' – IOL Sport". IOL.co.za. Retrieved 1 September 2012.
  4. ^ "SA anthem destroyed". YouTube. Retrieved 1 September 2012.
  5. ^ Independent Newspapers Online (25 August 2011). "Ard can't sing, says Ras – Cape Argus". IOL.co.za. Retrieved 1 September 2012.
  6. ^ Michelle Nougoum. "Ras Dumisani : l'hymne d'espoir du reggae – Afrik.com : l'actualité de l'Afrique noire et du Maghreb – Le quotidien panafricain". Afrik.com. Retrieved 1 September 2012.
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