Living Darfur

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"Living Darfur"
Living Darfur (Single).jpg
Single by Mattafix featuring Matt Damon
from the album Rhythm & Hymns
Released September 7, 2007 (Digital)
October 22, 2007 (Physical)
Format Digital download, CD single, EP
Recorded 2007
Genre Hip hop, world
Length 4:15
Label Virgin Records (EMI International), Angel Music, Beegood Limited, Buddhist Punk
Writer(s) Marlon Roudette/Sello 'Chicco' Twala
Mattafix featuring Matt Damon singles chronology
"Cool Down the Pace"
(2006)
"Living Darfur"
(2007)
"Things Have Changed"

"Living Darfur" (also known as "Living") is the first single from Mattafix's album Rhythm and Hymns, released in 2007. The beginning of the song sounds similar to a part of Madonna's song "Mother and Father", taken from her 2003 release American Life.[1] The Zulu part of the song is a sample of South African song "Umagubane" by Chicco Twala.[2] which is "Indoda Yami nantsi la ilele khona/Indoda yami ubaba wabantwana bam/ Mina nezingane zami sohlala simkhumbula (My man, this is where he lies/My man, the father of my kids/My kids and I will always miss him).

Music video[edit]

The music video, funded by Mick Jagger and set in a refugee camp, aims to raise awareness for Darfur and catch the attention of the United Nations. It was released on 16 September 2007, which is "Global Day for Darfur".[3][4][5] The video was shot in Eastern Chad on the border of Darfur. Matt Damon makes a brief cameo in the video.[6]

Track listings[edit]

Digital download[edit]

  1. "Living Darfur" (Marlon Roudette/Chico Twala)

CD single[edit]

  1. "Living Darfur" (Marlon Roudette/Chico Twala)
  2. "Living Darfur" (Desert Eagle Discs Remix)

Enhanced CD single[edit]

  1. "Living Darfur"
  2. "Living Darfur" (Desert Eagle Discs Remix)
  3. "Living Darfur" (Video)

EP[edit]

  1. "Living Darfur"
  2. "Living Darfur" (Instrumental)
  3. "Living Darfur" (Subway Remix)
  4. "Living Darfur" (Desert Eagle Discs Remix)

Peak chart positions[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[7] 21
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[8] 50
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[9] 12
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[10] 41
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[8] 50
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles) 31
France (SNEP)[11] 50
Germany (Official German Charts)[12] 32
Italy (FIMI)[13] 2
Poland (ZPAV) 34
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[14] 40
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 13
Turkish Singles Chart 32

References[edit]

  1. ^ Living Darfur
  2. ^ Chicco - Umagubane. YouTube. 13 March 2010. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "風俗経験の浅い男が風俗にいくとどうなるのか". Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Musicvideowire.com". Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "Darfur Music Video Hopes to Open Eyes". Ecorazzi. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  6. ^ Living Darfur (Official Music Video). YouTube. 19 September 2007. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Mattafix – Living Darfur" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  8. ^ a b "Ultratop.be – Mattafix – Living Darfur" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Mattafix – Living Darfur" (in French). Ultratip.
  10. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert {{{year}}}{{{week}}} into search.
  11. ^ "Lescharts.com – Mattafix – Living Darfur" (in French). Les classement single.
  12. ^ "Musicline.de – Mattafix Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  13. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Mattafix – Living Darfur". Top Digital Download.
  14. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert {{{year}}}{{{week}}} into search.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Mattafix – Living Darfur". Swiss Singles Chart.

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