This week witnessed the passing of a true hero and a person who changed the world for the better.
I’m listening to Abdullah Ibrahim’s Mannenberg is Where It’s Happening and you can too courtesy of artist4africa on YouTube, in a film which Shows Abdullah Ibrahim’s visit to Robben Island:-
A beautiful track, wonderfully well played, ideal for quiet reflection while still remaining joyful.
Rest in Peace Nelson Mandela
For the first time ever, Abdullah Ibrahim, formally known as Dollar Brand, went to Robben Island, where Mandela was imprisoned. All forms of music were banned. A lawyer smuggled one of Abdullah’s songs into the control room, blocked the doors and played it over the loud speakers. Mandela’s first sound of music in decades.