Film producer, Anant Singh has created a special video tribute to celebrate the culmination of the Mandela Centenary year and mark the passing of musical legend, Johnny Clegg.
The video which uses the backdrop of Clegg’s 1999 concert in Frankfurt, Germany, shows Madiba surprising Clegg and his band by walking onto stage in the middle of their performance of the song ‘Asimbonanga’ which Clegg dedicated to Madiba while he was still in prison on Robben Island.
At the end of the performance, Madiba takes the microphone and says, “Music and dancing…that makes me at peace with the world, and at peace with myself”, and asks the band to perform the song again.
Singh said, “Madiba was a huge inspiration to Johnny Clegg and the song ‘Asimbonanga’ was dedicated to him. It also became the anthem for the Mass Democratic Movement in the late 1980’s. The chemistry between Madiba and Johnny in the video is clear, and it is our tribute to these great icons of our time.”