Nelson Mandela in music

Nelson Mandela dances during the 2001 ceremony that made him an honorary Canadian citizen (Fred Chartrand/CP)
Today on Q, we played many songs in tribute to Nelson Mandela. Here are the artists and tracks featured during Q's two-hour special on the former South African president and anti-apartheid leader.

  • Nelson Mandela The Specials
  • Black President Brenda Fassie
  • Freedom Now Tracey Chapman
  • Asimbonanga Johnny Clegg, performed by the Soweto Gospel Choir
  • Bring Him Back Home Hugh Masekela
  • Mandela Salif Keita
  • Nelson Mandela Youssou N'Dour
  • Mandela Day Simple Minds
  • Sun City Artists United Against Apartheid
  • When You Come Back Vusi Mahlasela
  • Place In Heaven Soweto Gospel Choir



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