Talk about talent! Mbongeni Ngema not only received three Tony Award nominations for Sarafina! – for Best Choreography, Best Direction of a Musical and Best Original Score — but he also landed a Best Direction nomination for the play Asinamali!
In all his work, the South African music extraordinaire appeals to the people of Africa to stand together in unity and to oppose the flagrant dictatorships that for years have emanated from political leaderships. So who better to write a song about than Nelson Mandela, a man who stood for democracy and unity?
In conjunction with Mandela Day — today! — and the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Next Music is releasing the single “Rolihlahla Mandela.” The song is off of the forthcoming album Mbongeni Ngema Presents Music of Freedom on KZN Music House.
Let’s celebrate Mandela Day with Mbongeni Ngema today!