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#mandela6music - a tribute to Nelson Mandela

PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:42 pm
by NickH
Quite a good selection of Mandela-related music chosen by Tom Robinson's 6 Music listeners on Sunday night. Always a pleasure to hear Robert Wyatt's Wind of Change.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03kty85
Tom Robinson hosts a musical tribute to Nelson Mandela, following the news that he passed away on Thursday 5th December 2013, aged 95.
Mandela's integral role in bringing about the end of apartheid has inspired musicians all over the globe, with artists including Beyonce taking to social media to pay tribute as soon as news of his death broke. U2's frontman Bono also penned an article for Time magazine in honour of what he called a "forceful presence" in his life.
Simple Minds, Joe Strummer, Santana and Tracy Chapman are among those who have written tracks inspired by South Africa's first black president and Nobel Peace Prize winner - with U2 most recently writing 'Ordinary Life' for the forthcoming Idris Elba-fronted biopic 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom'.
Tom hosts a two-hour playlist featuring many of those tracks and also reflecting on Mandela's life that has influenced so many musicians.

Re: #mandela6music - a tribute to Nelson Mandela

PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:46 pm
by uiwangmike
And I'm listening now to an enjoyable World on 3, with lots of old favourites (including, I see, the Young Tradition), which is available for another couple of days. From the website (2 Masakelas and all):
Lopa Kothari with a musical tribute to Nelson Mandela including tracks by South African artists Miriam Makeba with Harry Belafonte, Hugh Masakela, Vusi Mahlasela, Hugh Masakela and Mandela's favourite band, the Manhattan Brothers.
Andy Kershaw and Robin Denselow participate.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03k706z.
Thre's only one duplication with the 6 Music program, and it strikes me that Nelson Mandela, among other things, was blessed with a very singable name.

Re: #mandela6music - a tribute to Nelson Mandela

PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:51 pm
by NickH
uiwangmike wrote:
And I'm listening now to an enjoyable World on 3, with lots of old favourites

Thanks for the tip. Great to hear Oumou Sangare's Djorolen again. U2 & Simple Minds seem to be absent from Radio 3's Mandela tribute playlist for some reason.

Robin Denselow's Mandela tribute for Newsnight is also worth investigating.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-25263875