Friday 13 December 2013

Mandela tribute in Woolworth's

Members of the Soweto Gospel Choir posed as customers and shop workers in the Woolworth's Parkview store in Pretoria to sing this tribute to Nelson Mandela. The song is Johnny Clegg's Asimbonanga, written during Mandela's inprisonment as a call for his freedom. Beautifully sung - definitely real music - and it's a pleasure to see the reactions of all the customers. I just can't see it happening over here in Tesco's though. There's a translation here.


  1. Beautifully inspiring, Nev. I see no reason why you couldn't take your guitar into Southport Tesco and sing "I Have had a Dream". Alternatively, all the Bothy residents could gather in Southport Sainsbury's and sing "Biko".Whatever, a fine video. Amandla!

  2. Glad to see Woolworth's is still alive and kicking in all sorts of obscure places around the world. We came across one in a Munich suburb, a couple of years ago.

  3. Absolutely superb. Brings a tear to the eye.


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