The Climb – Miley Cyrus (Tribute to the Health Workers by Wouter Kellerman and Mzansi Youth Choir)


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“The struggles I’m facing
The chances I’m taking…
Just got to keep going
I’ve got to be strong
Just keep pushing…”

In this tribute to the Health Workers by Wouter Kellerman and The Mzansi Youth Choir from Soweto, these lines from “The Climb” describe the character of the Health Workers worldwide. Despite the dangers, they are climbing very steep mountains to summit the top, but the next morning there is another and even higher mountain awaiting them…and then another.

Above your masks, your eyes project hope, determination, but also deep sadness and true empathy. With our music and in Miley Cyrus’s words, we want to encourage you..
“Keep climbing
Keep the faith
It’s all about
The Climb….”

Ngiyabonga, uhambe kahle, siyakhuleka futhi siyabingelela
(Thank you, go well, we pray and salute you)

Filmed under South African Covid-19 lockdown regulations with compliance of all social distancing and other safety regulations.

A special biiig thank you to Tessa Ford Post for editing and sponsoring the video!
Produced by Tholsi Pillay and Wouter Kellerman
Choreographed by Alfred Phakathi
Medical footage sponsors – a big thank you to:
Light Years Media
Ian Hooper
George Varghese
Gauteng Department of Health

Composed by Jessi Alexander and Jon Male
Published by BMG Rights Management (US), UMPG, Warner Chappell, UNIAO BRASILEIRA DE EDITORAS DE MUSICA – UBEM, ARESA, Walt Disney Music Company (Publishing), PeerMusic, Abramus Digital, and EMI Music Publishing
Produced by Wouter Kellerman
Arranged by Mauritz Lotz and Wouter Kellerman
Vocal Arrangement by James Bassingthwaighte
Additional Arrangement by Wessel van Rensburg
Vocals: Mzansi Youth Choir
Concert Flute, Alto Flute, Bass Flute and Contrabass Flute: Wouter Kellerman
Programming: Mauritz Lotz
Vocal Editing: Doron Kanar

Mixed and mastered by Bill Hare at Bill Hare Productions, Milpitas, California, USA
Choir recorded by James Bassingthwaighte at Thatch Music Studios in Johannesburg, South Africa
Flute recorded by Wouter Kellerman at Kellerman Music Studios in Johannesburg, South Africa

Globe-trotting flutist and composer Wouter Kellerman received a 2015 Grammy® Award for his album ‘Winds of Samsara’.

His next album ‘Love Language’ debuted at nr. 1 on the World Music Billboard charts and received a Grammy® nomination for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album, Kellerman’s second nomination in as many years.

Kellerman has also been recognised at home, winning seven SAMA’s (South African equivalent to the Grammy), reinforcing his status as one of South Africa’s foremost musicians. Delighting audiences with a magnetic alchemy of warmth and technical mastery, Kellerman finds his inspiration in the spaces between cultures and countries, genres and disciplines.

He has travelled extensively, performing in places like Berlin, Shanghai, Delhi, Amsterdam, New York, Los Angeles, Johannesburg, Sydney and at the opening of MIDEM in Cannes. Performance highlights include the Soccer World Cup Closing Ceremony for 700 million people and multiple performances at Carnegie Hall in New York.

Passionate about teaching and empowering young people, Kellerman has sponsored the SOS Children’s Village for the past 17 years. For his continued efforts in helping give these children a better life, Kellerman was nominated for the Inyathelo Special Recognition Award for Philanthropy.

The Mzansi Youth Choir from Soweto was formed in 2003 with the aim of firstly, affording talented, underprivileged teenagers and young adults the opportunity to proficiently perform locally and abroad, secondly, to create an appreciation of traditional African music nationally and internationally and finally to embrace various music genres.

• Performed at 2010 Soccer World Cup – the choir shared the stage with Columbian superstar Shakira and local group Freshly Ground for the performance of the official World Cup song ‘WakaWaka’ at the Kick-Off Concert as well as the World Cup Final.

• In 2018 the choir won the Gospel Section of the World Choir Games during the World Choir Games in South Africa where 300 choirs participated.

• Performance highlights include international tours to Canada, Denmark, England, Turkey, Scotland, Russia and Egypt, with special performances at the Royal Albert Hall, The Presidential Inauguration, on The Voice and Dancing with the Stars.

• We were honoured to share the stage with international stars such as Andrea Bocelli 2010, Josh Groban 2015, Shakira 2010, D’Banj 2018, Celtic Women 2016 and Beyoncé during December 2018 at the Global Citizen’s concert in FNB stadium.

MYC’s beautiful, youthful sound, exciting choreography, pulsating energy, vibrancy, and devotion to South African music is an experience not to be missed.

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  1. Mbali Mpho Diphoko says

    This is beautiful ❤

  2. Collin Whelen says

    came here wondering why the gospel of ryan jaunzemis is being used in an ad

  3. Kendra Sawyer says

    Best song ever ?❤️? even better acapella! ? How inspiring ❤️

  4. Tia Maria says

    Amazing voices, thank you all for sharing your talents with the world.

  5. nessa thomas says

    Do you need to premiere in a Up coming Disney movie.!!!??❤️

  6. Jase Anthony says

    Too cringe for me 🙂

  7. Achen Nancy says

    Alot of respect

  8. karabo Moyaha says

    Good stuff , love ♥️♥️

  9. Fabrice lecul says

    Wow.. Australia here.. Found this youtube and fell in love with this group.. beautiful!!!

  10. Jerry Jean says

    Uplifting and epic. Bravo all around!

  11. Nadia Shpachenko, pianist says

    Beautiful and touching!

  12. Nuru F says


  13. Natasha Solomons says

    What a wonderful rendition of this song. Well done. So encouraging.

  14. Engin Oguzer says

    Stay safe, Wouter…???

  15. atupele mwaitete says

    Whenever There's a black person there's power ?? Much love to u guys , keep the spirit moving ??

  16. Jana Bisschoff says

    Waar is my tissues???

  17. Amit Ghildiyal says

    Its beautiful….

  18. David Barney says

    Too beautiful for words. Another Wouter Kellerman contribution to our world of music. Thnank you so much! "A day without music is a day lost."

  19. Trevor Sewell says

    Great stuff Wouter love it and the choir are brilliant 🙂

  20. msmegand07 says

    Such an amazing collab and message. Well done Uncle Wouter and Mzansi Youth Choir!! ??

  21. krimson1231 says

    Wow…amazing video. A great collaboration,,,you guys are great?

  22. mestika meutia says

    bagus banget. mau nangis

  23. IDEE INDIGO FLUTE & more says

    Great production! Better and better! Wow!

  24. Jojo Mailbox says

    hope all of people live in peace, have a great love in each of us as those health workers…

  25. Sandra Lopez says

    Beautiful. Thank you for honoring those on the front lines. Bless your hearts ♥ ❤️

  26. Mayur Akole says

    Awsome composition – liked it very much. Thanks for sharing.

  27. Jean B says

    What a lovely version of Miley's song and tribute to those fighting on the front line. Well done Wouter for bringing this together. x

  28. Mamie Yakibonge says

    Big thumbs up my friend!!….Bravo…..Thank you for the music you played…worth to share on my blog.

  29. thabang thabong says


  30. Thando Mazibuko says

    I have the pleasure of listening to One of the Soweto Youth Choir members practice the songs from Next Door. Beautiful, soothing melodies. I can’t wait till we can attend concerts so I can support them ?? Keep up the good work!

  31. Linda Lloyd says

    This is beautiful, Wouter… you’re amazing and the tribute is amazing. Much love to you from Texas. ?

  32. Axel Sosa says

    A great tribute to these true heroes. More doctors and fewer soldiers, is what the world needs. Thanks, Maestro Kellerman.

  33. Brendan Ross says

    YES Wouter!!! Well done. Beautiful

  34. Lonnie Park says


  35. yawmiyat Iqbal يوميات اقبال says

    سلام الله عليك… عزفت فأحسنت ، دمت دائما متألقا و موفقا…

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  37. OTH50 says

    I love you as a performer and this is absolutely a beautiful song tribute to our health care workers around the globe. Gary.

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