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Musical 20/20 – Two Decades Of Freedom, Jamaica/South Africa Ties Celebrated

“What a history. I remember when Bob Marley and all of us chant the Niyabinghi and bring down the apartheid system down to ground. And I feel proud when yesterday I look and see a black judge in South Africa. Now, I am not racist, but back in those days you would not see a […]

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Taking a Closer Look at the Music of ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’

Decca Records will release the film’s official soundtrack and score this month. Director Justin Chadwick’s dramatization of the life of one of the world’s most iconic leaders, Nelson Mandela, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom was recently released to theaters. Based on South African President Mandela’s autobiography of the same name, the film chronicles his early […]

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Bruce Springsteen to perform first South African concerts

Bruce Springsteen is to perform in South Africa for the first time in 2014. The musician and his E Street Band will kick off their touring schedule in January with three special shows in the country. Springsteen will first play Cape Town on January 28 and 29, before playing in Johannesburg on February 1. Tickets […]

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Mandela Documentary Examines Power of Music

What role has music played in Nelson Mandela’s life? A new documentary explores how he used song as a powerful weapon against apartheid. Nelson Mandela once said: “Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one […]

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