5 days, 5 songs

By admin
09 December 2013

Our music blogger Ian Bredenkamp pays tribute and respect to Madiba with 5 songs inspired and influenced by him.


U2's powerful new hit Ordinary Love is the theme song from the Nelson Mandela movie Long Walk To Freedom. I LOVE this song.


Johnny Clegg's Asimbonanga was written about Nelson Mandela and in this clip Clegg is joined on stage by Madiba! Goosebumps moment!


This song by The Specials was banned in South Africa. Free Nelson Mandela was released in 1984.


Simple Minds and Peter Gabriel both recorded songs against Apartheid. Here they performed Gabriel's hit Biko at 1988's Free Nelson Mandela concert in London.

Watch the music video here.


Revolution by Tracy Chapman will always be a wonderful Madiba tribute.

Blogger Ian Bredenkamp-Ian Bredenkamp

Ian Bredenkamp loves music! He hosts a daily show on 94.5 Kfm and presents music news on 567 Cape Talk and Eyewitness News.

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