nelson mandela

Q&A: Idris Elba Talks ‘Mi Mandela’ And Collaborating With James Blake, Mumford & Sons

Golden Globe-winning actor Idris Elba (The Wire, Thor, Pacific Rim) releases his first full-length album, Idris Elba Presents Mi Mandela, next week. The LP is…
Dan Weiss / November 21, 2014

Nelson Mandela Gets His Own Music Channel on SiriusXM

As Nelson Mandela's body lies in state until the December 15 burial, salutes to the South African leader continue to pour in, including from the…
Marc Hogan / December 12, 2013

In Memoriam: The Musicians We Lost in 2013

Over the last 12 months, we said goodbye to the leader of the Velvet Underground, the man behind Magnolia Electric Co., a key Ohio Player,…
Kyle McGovern / December 11, 2013

Nelson Mandela Memorial Draws World Leaders, Thousands of South Africans

Leaders from around the world came together with tens of thousands of South Africans earlier today at a rain-soaked Johannesburg soccer stadium to honor Nelson…
Marc Hogan / December 10, 2013

Bono, Aretha Franklin, R. Kelly and More Honor Nelson Mandela

Tributes continue to pour in for Nelson Mandela, the South African leader who died on December 5 at age 95. U2's Bono wrote a 1,051-word…
Marc Hogan / December 6, 2013

Ladysmith Black Mambazo Reflect on Nelson Mandela’s Death

Ladysmith Black Mambazo have released a heartfelt tribute to their countryman, Nelson Mandela. The South African icon passed away Thursday at the age of 95,…
Chris Martins / December 6, 2013

Nelson Mandela’s Death: Twitter Reacts

Following news of Nelson Mandela's death on December 5 at the age of 95, Twitter was immediately flush with reactions and remembrances which echoed the…
Kyle McGovern / December 5, 2013

Nelson Mandela’s Subversive Musical Legacy

When Jason Bourque began work on his upcoming documentary Music for Mandela, he envisioned the project as a "tribute to our greatest living icon," he says.
Kyle McGovern / December 5, 2013

Barack Obama: ‘Nelson Mandela Bent the Arc of the Moral Universe’

Barack Obama addressed the death of South African leader Nelson Mandela, 95. In speaking of the history-altering freedom fighter, the President used the man's Xhosa…
Chris Martins / December 5, 2013

Nelson Mandela R.I.P. (1918-2013)

It has become common to hear complaints that activist music is unfashionable. It wasn't always that way, of course. Nelson Mandela, the iconic South African…
Marc Hogan / December 5, 2013