Single This! SUN CITY

6 June 2021

‘Sun City’ by ARTISTS UNITED AGAINST APARTHEID (1985)

A 1985 song written by Steven Van Zandt and sung by Artists United
Against Apartheid
to protest against the South African racist regime.

The song declared that all the artists involved – U2, Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Ringo Starr,
Jackson Brown, Afrika Bambaataa
and many more – would refuse to play at SUN CITY,
a resort which was located within the bantustan of Bophuthatswana, one of several internationally unrecognized states created by the South African government to relocate
its black population with force.

Steven Van Zandt
Apartheid

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