Friday Roundup: Nelson Mandela’s Musical Legacy

Phil Morse | Read time: < 1 min
Friday roundup
Last updated 8 November, 2017


I first learned about Nelson Mandela through hearing a song about him. Throughout his life, he inspired musician worldwide.

I first learned about Nelson Mandela from a song, when I was a child. “His body abused but his mind is still free. You’re so blind that you cannot see…” sang Jerry Dammers on “Free Nelson Mandela”, a hit for Special AKA in 1984.

In our lead story this Roundup, MTV looks back on how the late Nelson Mandela inspired some great music as one of the heroes of our age.

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