Ras Dumisani

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Ras Dumisani
Genres Reggae
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Vocals

Ras Dumisani is a South African reggae musician originally from Durban who has been living and performing 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 performance of the South African national anthem at a rugby test match between France and South Africa in November 2009.[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. ^ a b David Smith in Johannesburg (16 November 2009). "Ras Dumisani gets mauling for rendition of South African anthem | World news". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-09-01. 
  2. ^ Barker, Jean (16 November 2009). "Who's da Ras Dumisani Mon?". Channel24. Retrieved 2012-09-01. 
  3. ^ Independent Newspapers Online (14 November 2009). "Anthem butcher says 'it was beautiful' – IOL Sport". IOL.co.za. Retrieved 2012-09-01. 
  4. ^ "SA anthem destroyed". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-09-01. 
  5. ^ Independent Newspapers Online (25 August 2011). "Ard can't sing, says Ras – Cape Argus". IOL.co.za. Retrieved 2012-09-01. 
  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 2012-09-01.