5 songs as a Madiba tribute

No words. Just tribute to one of the greatest personalities of the last century.

Simple Minds (Scotland) live in 1990 with their Tribute Nelson Mandela :

The Memeza African Choir (South Africa) featuring Marika Hattingh and a group of international musicians with “The Rainbow Song”:

Johnny Clegg (UK/South Africa) with his song “Asimbonanga”, live in 1999 together with Nelson Mandela:

Trenton and Free Radical (South Africa) with their song “Mr. Mandela”:

Ciza tha Journalist (South Africa) with his song “Lion of Africa”:

Music from South Africa – Simon & the Bande À Part

Simon & the Bande À Part are a South African indie folk and rock trio from Cape Town. They consist of Simon on vocals and acoustic guitar, Eric Michot (aka Mr Kito) on bass and Ross Campbell (Urban Creep, Benguela, Fetish) on drums and released 4 albums so for. Listening to their song “Blinking and Breathing”, I was just so amazed! It’s even more than wonderful, wow man.

Music from South Africa – Freshlyground

This Afro-fusion band was formed in Cape Town in 2002. The band members variously hail from South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Freshlyground’s musical style blends elements of traditional South African music (such as kwela and African folk music), jazz and indie rock. Listen to their latest single “Take me to the dance”, from the album Take me to the dance:

And here more about their brand new album, seems really great!

Music fro South Africa – Lucky Dube

Lucky Dube was a south african apartheid critical musician who was born in 1964 and died in 2007, when he was shot and tried to escape, he hit a tree and died. Here’s his song “Different Colours”:

Listen to Slave too!

Music from South Africa – Abdullah Ibrahim

Abdullah Ibrahim, born in 1934 in Cape Town is a cape-jazz musician and composer. Here’s his nice piece “Cape Town Flower“:

Music from South Africa/U.S. – Gregory Alan Isakov

Gregory Alan Isakov is a folk or indie musician born in South Africa and raised in the US. Here’s his song “If I Go I’m Goin’ ” :

This was a Music-Suggestion from Machiavelli, thanks!

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