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Nelson Mandela tribute, with Lopa Kothari

Lopa Kothari with a tribute to Nelson Mandela including tracks by South African artists and tunes from around the continent. Plus, the results of the fRoots 2013 Critics Poll.

Lopa Kothari with a musical tribute to Nelson Mandela including tracks by South African artists Miriam Makeba with Harry Belafonte, Hugh Masakela, Vusi Mahlasela, Hugh Masakela and Mandela's favourite band, the Manhattan Brothers.

There are tunes from around the African continent by Angelique Kidjo, Khaled, Oumou Sangare, and the Bhundu Boys, and foreign correspondent and music journalist Robin Denselow joins Lopa to remember some key musical moments in Mandela's life. Plus an exclusive preview of Andy Kershaw's specially made tribute which airs next Friday at 11pm on Radio 3.

And the editor of fRoots Ian Anderson, reveals the results of the magazine's 2013 Critics Poll.

Producer James Parkin.

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Fri 6 Dec 2013 23:00

Music Played

  • Vusi Mahlasela

    Ntate Mandela

    • Vusi Mahlasela Say Africa.
    • Wrasse Records.
  • Hugh Masakela

    Bring Him Back Home (Nelson Mandela)

    • Hugh Masakela - Greatest Hits.
    • Columbia.
  • Manhattan Brothers with Miriam Makeba

    Tula Ndiville

    • Miriam Makeba - The Definitive Collection.
    • Wrasse Records.
  • Papa Wemba

    Awa Y'Okeyi / If You Go Away

    • Spirit Of Africa.
    • Realworld.
  • Oumou Sangare


    • Oumou CD2.
    • Milan.
  • Khaled


    • Best Of.
    • Wrasse Records.
  • The Bhundu Boys


    • The Shed Sessions: 1982-1986.
    • Sadza.
  • K'naan

    Waving Flag

    • WORLD CUP 2010.
    • Weton Wesgram.
  • Angélique Kidjo

    Bana ft.Yvonne Kidjo

    • EVE.
    • 429 Records.
  • Miriam Makeba & Harry Belafonte

    Malaika (My Angel)

    • An Evening with Belafonte and Makeba.
    • BMG.
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo


    • The Ultimate Collection.
    • Universal.
  • Thandiswa

    Thonga Lam

    • Ibokwe.
    • Gallo Records.
  • Mahotella Queens


    • Sebai Bai.
    • Indigo.
  • Soweto Gospel Choir


    • Grace.
    • Shanachie.
  • The Soul Brothers


    • Thul'Ubheke.
    • Warner Bros.
  • Freshly Ground

    Fire is low

    • Radio Africa.
    • Freeground Records/Sony Music Africa.
  • The Young Tradition

    Banks of Claudy

    • Oberlin 1968.
    • Fledg'ling Records.
  • Lal Waterson

    The Scarecrow Song

    • Teach Me To Be A Summer's Morning.
    • Fledg'ling.
  • Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita


    • Clychau Dibon.
    • ASTAR.
  • Brenda Fassie

    Black President

    • The Queen of African Pop - Brenda Fassie 1964-2004.
    • EMI.
  • Youssou N'Dour


    • Spirit Of Africa.
    • Realworld.
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo

    Mbube (The Lion Sleeps Tonight)

    • The Rough Guide To African Lullabies.
    • World Music Network.


  • Fri 6 Dec 2013 23:00

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