WATCH | Ndlovu Youth Choir shares rendition of ‘Asimbonanga’ to commemorate Mandela Day
In the spirit of Ubuntu and to commemorate late former president Nelson Mandela’s birthday, the Ndlovu Youth Choir has released their rendition of Johnny Clegg and Savuka’s Asimbonanga.
On Sunday the choir shared with fans their rendition of the 1987 song to inspire many who took part in 67-minutes of activism to commemorate Mandela.
“Happy birthday Tata Nelson Mandela. May your unwavering spirit of Ubuntu continue to inspire our nation when we need it most,” wrote the choir.
They also quoted Mandela’s famous words about equality and compassion: “No-one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
Since making the America’s Got Talent final in 2019, the Ndlovu Youth Choir has become one of the world's most loved choirs.
Their unique musical arrangements and vocals, combined with mesmerising choreography and infectious energy, have inspired millions across the globe.
Last week, amid the unrest and looting, the choir shared a video praying and singing for peace in SA.
The choir shared an emotionally charged rendition of Mangisondele Nkosi Yam (Let Me Be Nearer My Lord) on social media last week along with a prayer.
“We pray for peace in our beautiful land during these difficult times. God bless SA,” the choir captioned the video.