Reggae Mandela - Various Artists

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Media Format: CD
SKU: VP2524.2
UPC: 054645252423
Release Date: Feb. 8, 2019
Label: VP
Media Format: CD
Genre: Reggae

As the truth about the inhuman conditions in South Africa became common knowledge the repression and subjugation of the black majority inspired countless Jamaican artists to voice their concern for the injustice of the apartheid system and to extol the praises of the nation’s most prominent freedom fighter… Nelson Mandela.

The musical support for Nelson Mandela and dissent and disgust of the apartheid system from Jamaica was not only confined to culturally inclined artists who had fought long and hard to assert their “declarations of rights” but also from each and every one of the myriad, multi-faceted aspects of reggae.  

From the unequivocal ‘Gunshot For Botha’ to the haunting, thought provoking ‘Can You’, from songs of succour to cries for help, from velvet voiced vocalists renowned for their romantically inclined love songs to the “rockstone” delivery of dance hall deejays, from established veterans to youthful newcomers, from smooth, sophisticated creations to raw, rough and rugged productions… all came together in one common cause.

Track Listing

Disc One

1. South Africa – Mighty Travellers

2. Free South Africa – Frankie Jones

3. Freedom Fighters – Half Pint

4. Wipe Out Apartheid – Johnny Osbourne

5. Nah Go To South Africa – Sugar Minott

6. Mash Down Apartheid - Mystic Revealers

7. Free Mandela – Yami Bolo

8. Black Heroes - Snowman

9. Apartheid – Junior Murvin

10. Winnie Mandela – Carlene Davis

11. Mr Botha – The Mighty Diamonds

12. Free Africa – Charlie Chaplin

13. A Letter To Nelson Mandela – Sugar Minott

14. Crying In Soweto – Harold Butler & The Four Corners

15. Apartheid Is Nazism – Alpha Blondy

16. Set Them Free - Aswad

17. Sing Our Own Song - UB40 

18. Pressure On Botha – Jimmy Cliff & Josey Wales

Disc Two

1. Hanging Tree – Junior Delgado 

2. Real Enemy – The Mighty Diamonds

3. Get Up Stand Up – Cultural Roots

4. President Botha – Cocoa Tea

5. Bawling For Mandela – Admiral Bailey

6. Gun Shot Fi Botha – Danny Dread

7. Africa Don’t Worry – Flourgon

8. Mandela Free – Shabba Ranks

9. Mandela You’re Free – Barrington Levy

10. Mandela Story – Tony Rebel

11. Shepherd Be Careful – Dennis Brown & Cocoa Tea

12. The Word – Hopeton Lindo

13. Can You – Brian & Tony Gold

14. Prophecy Fulfil – Bounty Killer

15. Rise Up President Mandela – Carlene Davis 

16. Steve Biko – Beenie Man 

17. Mr Mandela African Hero – Clive Hylton

18. Thank You Mr Mandela – Carlene Davis