2020s

Soundtracks of Cinema: ‘Silverton Siege’

Silverton Siege Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2022 Netflix Movie

The Silverton Siege soundtrack includes music by Fela Kuti, Chicco Twala and Zano Mbutho. This info article contains spoilers for Mandla Dube’s 2022 Netflix movie. Check out Vague Visages’ Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.

Silverton Siege stars Thabo Rametsi as Calvin Khumalo, a freedom fighter who participates in a South African liberation movement in 1980. Noxolo Dlamini and Stefan Erasmus co-star as the protagonist’s respective comrades, Terra and Aldo. The storyline follows Calvin and company as they attempt to sabotage a strategic capital point with no civilian casualties. Composer Rashid Lanie (Kalushi: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu) scored the 100-minute Netflix film; MT Music Notes handled the music supervision. Here’s every song in Silverton Siege.

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Silverton Siege Soundtrack: Every Song in the 2022 Netflix Movie

Silverton Siege Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2022 Netflix Movie

  • “Zombie” by Fela Kuti (00:28:00): Calvin asks for a hostage volunteer. He chooses a white man to be his “American.” The Silverton Siege soundtrack song kicks in as Calvin exits a bank and approaches a helicopter. He heads back after the plain fails.
  • “I Need Some Money” by Chicco Twala (00:44:00): Calvin pushes a crate of money. Terra watches after a hostage confrontation. Calvin receives a phone call. Johan Langerman (Arnold Vosloo) states that the release of Nelson Mandela will take time.
  • “Impi” by Johnny Clegg and Juluka (00:48:00): Cornelius Washington (Shane Wellington) lights a pile of money. Calvin screams “Free Nelson Mandela!” Langerman tries to resume hostage negotiations as the Silverton Siege soundtrack song continues. Calvin engages with the press.
  • “Hamba Kahle Umkhonto” by Philip Miller (01:22:00): Christine (Elani Dekker) dies after being shot by a sniper. Calvin covers her body with a blanket. The music scores a transition sequence. Langerman confronts Christine’s killer.
  • “Asimbonanga” by Zano Mbutho (01:33:00): Calvin and Terra fire their weapons as the film ends. The Silverton Siege soundtrack song scores the epilogue and end credits.

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