Under Madiba Skies

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28 Oct – 1 Nov 2015
On tour in South Africa


7 musicians from South Africa and France come together to interpret the words of Nelson Mandela's inaugural speech in a special music performance where influences and cultures meet on stage.
Colorful, the music weaves itself together with traditional songs, rock, hip hop, acoustic piano and vice duets.
Initiated as part of the France – South Africa Seasons 2012 – 2013, Under Madiba Skies toured quite extensively in France end of 2013, and was presented at festivals such as Festival Generiq (Mulhouse, Dijon & Besancon) and the Worldstock Fes2val (Paris) before touring South America in 2014.



29 October – 7pm
Alliance Française Pretoria

99 Rivier Street, Sunnyside

In partnership with U The Space

Free entry


30 October – 7pm

Alliance Française Johannesburg

17 Lower Park Drive, corner Kerry road, Parkview

Free entry


31 October – 3pm

Langa Quarter

Ndabeni Street (cnr Rubuasna), Langa


1 November – 1pm

Rainbow Restaurant – Durban

Hosted by Alliance Française Durban

Also on stage: Unity Band




Gran Kino – France
4 members who are globetrotters. Rock, electro, hip hop, traditional music, the band has decided not to limit their music to a particular kind.

Manelis – Durban, SA
One of the defining artists in this cities Zulu rap development from its beginning in the mid 90's. Draws inspiration from old African flavors. He speaks of the African urban experience on soulful and sometimes experimental instrumental backdrops.

Jitsvinger – Cape Town, SA
Award winning Afrikaans hip hop artist, guitarist and performance poet who combines poetry, self-composed music and theatre. His central focus is to promote and celebrate heritage and culture through popularizing vernacular through poetry, theatre and music.

Ayanda Nhlangothi – Jo'burg,SA
AYANDA NHLANGOTHI is a singer, composer, producer social activist, actress and teacher. Ayanda produces music that reveals the resilient spirit of the African youth. Ayanda can be described as one of South Africa's most versatile upcoming artists.


South African tour 2015 managed by iSupport Music Business


Marlyn Ntsele: 031 7111 524 or 079 707 7773
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4 track EP (2013) / first single "Brand New Day"

Live Session RFI

Brand New Day:

Nelson's Children (acoustic):

Run! In Mulhouse:


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