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Idris Elba presents... mi Mandela
A celebration of South African music inspired by Nelson Mandela
Out 24th November 2014 on 7wallace/Parlophone
Pre-order on iTunes now: http://smarturl.it/miMandela
Inspired by his recent role as Nelson Mandela in ‘Long Walk To Freedom’, Emmy nominated, Golden Globe winning actor and DJ Idris Elba has curated, written and produced ‘mi Mandela’, an album of songs which uncovers some of South Africa’s most gifted yet largely undiscovered world music talents. ‘mi Mandela’ will be released on November 24th on 7wallace (Idris’ own imprint) /Parlophone. The first single, ‘You Give Me Love’, features vocals from Maverick Sabre and will be available from November 10th.
The eleven-track album seamlessly blends exuberant South African talent alongside established British artists. The former category includes veteran female vocal harmony group the Mahotella Queens who front the opening track ‘Aero Mathata’; Nothembi Mkhwebane, the Queen of Ndebele Music, who features on her ‘Nothembi Jam’ as well as ‘Home’ which was written by Mumford & Sons; the brass band of the South African collective Future History heighten the atmosphere of several tracks; while the inimitable style of maskandi pioneer Phuzekhemisi is central to ‘Thank You For Freedom’.