Celebrating the deeds and legacy of such an extraordinary man as Nelson Mandela, it can be difficult to find the right words. So much better that there is such a vast archive of music composed with him as an inspiration.
This playlist may be able to evoke some of the great ideals, hope and joy that he spread to the world.
Free Nelson Mandela, The Specials
Mandela (Bring Him Back Home), Hugh Masekela
Ordinary Love, U2
Freedom Now, Tracy Chapman
Mandela, Carlos Santana and Wayne Shorter
Gimme Hope Jo’anna, Eddy Grant
Asimbonanga, Johnny Clegg
Black President, Brenda Fassie
Nelson Mandela, Youssou N’Dour