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Gilles Peterson's Mandela Tribute Mix Featuring Obama, Simphiwe Dana, Gil Scott Heron + More

Listen/download Gilles Peterson's tribute to Nelson Mandela on BBC 6 Music.


Renaissance DJ Gilles Peterson recently paid respects to Nelson Mandela with a special tribute edition of his BBC 6 Music show. Think of Gilles' extended hourlong mix as the anti-SiriusXM– whose full channel devoted to tributes is looking more like a bastion for Sting, Bono, and Alicia Keys. Peterson opens with Xhosa soulstress Simphiwe Dana before easing into a segment from President Obama's now historic JHB Memorial speech. Take a peak at the full track-list and listen/download the mix below.

1) Simphiwe Dana – Zundiqondisise

2) Dollar Brand – Ishmael

3) Sathima Bea Benjamine – Music

4) Hugh Masakela – What Is Wrong With Groovin

5) Harmonius Serenade Choir – Lyo

6) Gil Scott Heron – Johannesburg

7) Letta Mbullu – Mahlalela

8) Protest Meeting – Amandla

9) Hugh Masakela – Stimela

10) Miles Davis – Big Time

11) Miriam Makeba – Soweto Blues

12) Maze featuring Frankie Beverley – Mandela

13) Abdullah Ibrahim – Did You Hear That Sound?

14) Vusi Mahlasela – Kuzobenani Na?

15) John Wizards – Jabu Ley

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