Reblogged: Musical Tributes to Nelson “Madiba” Mandela

Thank you, Dr. Rex, for posting this beautiful tribute to a special man. I pray he will always be remembered for the life he lived, what he stood for and how he accomplished it.

He showed us it is possible to forgive, not hate. He showed us we CAN live together in peace no matter the differences. He truly saw another way . . . he saw a rainbow.

May You Rest in Peace, “Madiba” — God Bless You!


Musical Tributes to Nelson “Madiba” Mandela ….


Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary as well as a politician and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the first black South African to hold the office, and the first elected in a fully representative election.

His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid through tackling institutionalized racism, poverty and inequality, and fostering racial reconciliation.

Politically an African nationalist and democratic socialist, he served as the President of the African National Congress (ANC) from 1991 to 1997. Internationally, Mandela was the Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement from 1998 to 1999.

His Excellency
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
nelson mandelaNelson Mandela on the eve of his 90th birthday in Johannesburg in May 2008
President of South Africa
In office
10 May 1994 – 14 June 1999
Deputy Thabo Mbeki
F. W. de Klerk
Preceded by F. W. de Klerk
Succeeded by Thabo Mbeki
Personal details
Born Rolihlahla Mandela
(1918-07-18)18 July 1918
Mvezo, South Africa
Died 5 December 2013(2013-12-05) (aged 95)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Nationality South African
Political party African National Congress
Spouse(s) Evelyn Ntoko Mase
(m. 1944–1957; divorced)
Winnie Madikizela
(m. 1958–1996; divorced)
Graça Machel
(m. 1998–2013; his death)
Alma mater University of Fort Hare
University of London External System
University of South Africa
University of the Witwatersrand
Religion Christianity (Methodism)
Signature Signature of Nelson Mandela


“NELSON” …. A Tribute to Nelson Mandela


Uploaded on Feb 4, 2011 by Greg Engle

This biographical song about Nelson Mandela is from Greg Engle’s CD “Take It Personally.”



(This song is popular in Uruguay)


Uploaded on Aug 9, 2008 by salsero

Nelson Mandela.Cacho Labandera.Canto popular uruguayo


The Rainbow Song … A Celebration of Nelson Mandela


Published on Jun 25, 2013

The Rainbow Song, performed by Memeza African Choir featuring Marika Hattingh and a group of international musicians, is a celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life and work, and tribute to his contribution to world peace and reconciliation. Income from sales of the song will be donated to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, Edzimkulu and charities approved by the Nelson Mandela Foundation dedicated to improving the life of children worldwide.


We ALL are ONE!!


We ALL will remember and honor NELSON MANDELA!! 


RIP Nelson Mandela Dead at 95 – Hanson Baliruno New Ugandan music 2013


Published on Feb 11, 2013

Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who served 27 years in prison for anti-apartheid activities and led his continent into a new era, has died at age 95.

South African President Jacob Zuma confirmed the news:
“He is now resting. He is now at peace,” Zuma said. “Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father.”

Born Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela in Transkei, South Africa, the civil rights activist would become the linchpin in South Africans’ move to end the country’s notorious apartheid regime.

The impact of his efforts — to reconcile generosity with pragmatism and to find the common ground between humanity’s higher values and his own aspiration to power, as journalist John Carlin once described them — would ultimately reach well beyond South Africa’s borders, and earn him a Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.



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12 thoughts on “Reblogged: Musical Tributes to Nelson “Madiba” Mandela

    • Thank you, Horty, for the beautiful tribute. The Rainbow Song gave me chills and made me cry. God bless you for sharing this with us. Special hugs (I hope you feel me sending them). 🙂

    • Hi Pat, Happy Saturday although after reading only what I can handle for now through choice I was able to understand a serious loss. I have noticed over the year’s that either we loose we love the most or admire the most.
      I will never forget When Nelson Mandela was set free from prison we had such a celebration on Charles River in Cambridge MA.

      Just like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I will always remember Nelson especially his wisdom. Just like every year The celebration of Dr. King’s Birthday then my Birthday.

      Peace & be well all. Happy Holiday’s
      Happiest Saturday possible

      • Hi Jackie – I know what you mean about reading only what you can handle. There are things I have to be selective about, too, because they stay with me. It sounded like the celebration in Cambridge, MA, was quite memorable. Certainly, not one easily forgotten.

        These losses of great men make me sad, though. I hate to see them go knowing how important their presence is needed in the world today. It’s important that we not forget and keep their memories and cause alive. The videos and songs help in doing that — a type of celebration of their lives.

        Thank you for stopping by and leaving your comments. I appreciate and honor your reflections.

        • As the year comes to a close I tend to reflect. Our current President who is of the same generation as I am. I also grew up in what I refer to as Kennedyville. I say that with pride as It was a 10-15 min walk from where I grew up & most of my family is still up there & I am in Baltimore as I was raised to “Give back”. I am a civil right’s child I will be 50 year’s seasoned in January. I use to think of it as & it will always be there. I get gypped as Christmas & my Birthday are less than a month apart.
          We are the solution. all of us. As we are in the present & I am looking for my a much better present as well as future. Stay present & enjoy better day’s to come.
          Peace & be well.

          • Same here, Jackie, on reflecting as the year comes to an end. The past couple of months have been especially true on that for me with the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s death and now with the death of Nelson Mandela. I, too, came from the civil right’s era and remember the challenges black people had when growing up with my grandparents in Virginia. There have been changes thanks to Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement. Unfortunately, they’ve come about very slowly.

            I heard an interview on CNN yesterday with Colin Powell and it struck me and made me wonder. To paraphrase in remembering Nelson Mandela, he said he wondered if JFK had lived his life out like Nelson Mandela would we have had to go through as much struggle in civil rights between the black man and white man.

            Last month, I posted a story remembering the 50 years of Kennedy’s death and how it impacted me. If you’re interested in it you can search for it. It’s called, “Do You Remember? 50 Years Ago Today!”

            Thank you for your comments and reflections, Jackie. I enjoy the opportunity to share reflections with you. Have a great weekend. 🙂

          • I being a civil right’s child from up North & to be where I live today as well as the history that has been made in my life time & to be part of that is most incredible. As a person who has a very strong Native American back ground among other potion’s of the rainbow that the whole of my biological family make up.

            I try to help people if they have enough respect to see the fact that as human being’s we are all many as well as varied. I think that life would move so much more smoothly if people just paid respect as every time it comes down to not having a in between & having Gray.
            Native Americans started out rather more peacefully & with more beauty as well as with all of the wisdom that they shared & some still do.

            Happy Saturday. Peace & enjoy.

          • So true, Jackie. We are so diverse yet one in Spirit. That’s the beauty of it. Sounds like you’ve seen it all. 🙂

    • Thank you for stopping by. I’m happy you enjoyed the read and hope you were inspired to be hopeful. I hope you’ll come back again for another visit.

    • Hi Susan. I’m happy you enjoyed the tribute to a special man that showed us how to be strong in controversy and gentle in forgiveness, when it was compromising. I’m thankful we had such a light in our midst and, yes, I truly hope we’re able to carry on the lessons he put forth for us to learn and pass along. There are many. 🙂

I would love to hear from you. . .thank you for stopping by.

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