Thursday, June 27, 2013

Hugh Masekela -"Bring Him Home" (Bring Back Nelson Mandela)"

Edited by Azizi Powell

This post is Part I of a series that showcases songs about South African activist, humanitarian, and former President of South Africa, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.

This post showcases two performances of Hugh Masekela's "Bring Him Home" (also known as "Bring Back Nelson Mandela"). English lyrics to that song are also included in this post.

Part II of this series showcases the song "Free Nelson Mandela" by The Special AKA. Click for that post.

Part III of this series showcases the song "Mandela Free" by Barrington Levy. Click for that post.

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Example #1: Bring Him Back Home

axavild, Uploaded on Apr 15, 2009

A concert recorded live in Harare, Zimbabwe, Africa in 1987...

Paul Simon - Graceland (The African Concert )

Example #2: Bring Back Nelson Mandela (Bring Him Home)

pounjabbi, Published on May 14, 2012

In 1987, Masekela released a tribute to Nelson Mandela even though the mere mention of the name 'Mandela' meant the song would be banned in his home country.

(Hugh Maskela)

Bring back Nelson Mandela,
Bring him back home to Soweto
I want to see him walking down the streets of South Africa Tomorrow!

Bring back Nelson Mandela,
Bring him back home to Soweto
I want to see him walking hand in hand with Winnie Mandela.

I don't know what the Xhosa [?] phrases are in this song.

Click for information about Nelson Mandela (July 18, 1918).

Thanks to Nelson Mandela for his positive role modeling & his life work. Thanks to the South African musician, vocalist Hugh Masekela for composing this song and thanks to Hugh Masekela & the other performers who are featured in this post. Thanks also to the publishers of these examples on YouTube.

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