Sunday, July 18, 2010

Happy birthday Nelson Mandela! Lira and Soweto Spiritual Singers Madiba Tribute (Museke)

South Africa's Nelson Mandela is one of the greatest statesmen to ever live. One of the highlights of the recent Mzansi Mundial, the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, was when Nelson Mandela was ridden in a golf cart around Soccer City in Johannesburg, before the final. Nelson Mandela is 92 today. In this tribute, Lira and Soweto Spiritual Singers sing "(Something Inside) So Strong".

"(Something Inside) So Strong" is one of Nelson Mandela's favorite songs. The song was written by British poet, songwriter and singer, Labi Siffre. It was a 1985 anti-apartheid anthem.
Lira and the singers were performing at Sony’s 3D experience pavilion “3D world Created by Sony” at Nelson Mandela Square in Johannesburg, on 4th July two weeks ahead of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela’s birthday on July 18th.

Watch the performances here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKrG60WobYc



Lira performed a special happy birthday song for Nelson Mandela two years ago at the occasion of his 90th birthday. Go to her Museke page to listen to the song - "Lira Happy birthday Mandela". Also, check out Brenda Fassie's popular tribute to Mandela called the Black President.

Join us in saying "Happy birthday Nelson Mandela!" and "Thank you Madiba!"

Nelson Mandela gave 67 years of his life fighting for the rights of humanity. Give 67 minutes of your time on Mandela Day to help build a better world.

Lyrics for So strong

Verse
The higher you build your barriers
The taller I become
The farther you take my rights away
The faster I will run
You can deny me
You can decide to turn your face away
No matter, cos there's....

Chorus
Something inside so strong
I know that I can make it
Though you're doing me wrong, so wrong
You thought that my pride was gone
Oh no, something inside so strong
Oh oh oh oh oh something inside so strong

Verse
The more you refuse to hear my voice
The louder I will sing
You hide behind walls of Jericho
Your lies will come tumbling
Deny my place in time
You squander wealth that's mine
My light will shine so brightly
It will blind you
Cos there's......

Repeat Chorus

Verse
Brothers and sisters
When they insist we're just not good enough
When we know better
Just look 'em in the eyes and say
We're gonna do it anyway (4x)

South African language lyrics :-) (help please)

2x
Because there's something inside so strong
And I know that I can make it
Tho' you're doing me, so wrong
You thought that my pride was gone
Oh no, something inside so strong
Oh oh oh oh oh something inside so strong

Repeat Chorus

Verse
Brothers and sisters
When they insist we're just good not enough
When we know better
Just look 'em in the eyes and say
I'm gonna do it anyway (4x)

Happy birthday
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