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20 Apr 2018 10:15 -


3 months ago

A new music album by Grammy Award- winning South African artists is paying homage to former Presiden...

A new music album by Grammy Award- winning South African artists is paying homage to former President Nelson Mandela, who would have celebrated his 100th birthday in July this year. The tribute CD is called, "Symphonic Soweto", and boats Grammy winners, the Soweto Gospel Choir and flautist, Wouter Kellerman, as well as Benin songstress, Angelique Kidjo and the KwaZulu / Natal Philharmonic. Universal Music South Africa says the tracks are telling the story of the

journey between the time of oppression and liberation in the country, as well as Mandela and Soweto through its' musical classics. The album was mixed by 13-time Grammy Award winner, Rafa Sardina and mastered by five-time Grammy winner, the LA based South African engineer, Gavin Lurssen. The historic music collection has just hit the shelves of the local and international market.