After the tremendous response to last week’s show featuring the music made by South African musicians celebrating and chronicling the life of Nelson Mandela we realized there was so much more to hear, so here is an extra-long episode playing even more. We’ve both been quite emotional this week and making this show has helped us feel in touch with other South Africans. We hope that spending 90 minutes with us will do the same for you. If you’re not South African, we hope you’ll join us in celebrating the life and legacy of a World Statesman and enjoy some of the diverse and thrilling music from his homeland.
Included in this special episode are messages from listeners with their personal dedications to Madiba.
In this episode we feature the music of:
- PJ Powers
- Vusi Mahlasela
- James Phillips & The Lurchers
- Letta Mbulu
- Des & Dawn Lindberg
- Koos Kombuis
- Sharon Katz & The Peace Train
- African Jazz Pioneers
- Sipho Mabuse
- Mabi Gabriel Thobejane
- Zulu Spear
- Ladysmith Black Mambazo
- Shaun Naidoo and Warrick Sony
- Nomfusi & The Lucky Charms
- Toby Tobias Ensemble
We would also like to specially thank all those who phoned in and left voice messages to be included in this show.
If you have a hankering for even more South African music, start right here with this amazing video of the Soweto Gospel Choir surprising shoppers at a Woolworth’s store.
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