Palm World Voices – Mandela (Palm Pictures, 2006)
Mandela is the latest installment of the must have Palm Pictures series Palm World Voices. The beautifully packaged boxed set collection includes a DVD, a soundtrack CD , a 48-page book and a National Geographic map. It is scheduled for release July 18, coinciding with the South African leader’s 88th
The DVD is titled Mandela: Son of Africa, Father of a Nation. Shot during the historic 1994 presidential election, it narrates the history of Nelson Mandela and his effect on South African politics up to the presidential
election, using interviews with Mandela himself, family members and many
important leaders in South African life. The documentary includes fascinating
archival footage, which shows the brutality of the apartheid regime in 20th
century south Africa.
The soundtrack CD includes some of the key figures in South African jazz and
popular music. Some of the artists included are: Vusi Mahlasela, the Manhattan Brothers, the late Brenda Fassie, the “white Zulu” Johnny Clegg, legendary trumpeter Hugh Masekela, and the African National Congress Choir.
The 48-page book includes dozens of photos and art images, and an essay by British journalist Robin Densenlow.
The boxed set also includes a 20″ x 30″ National Geographic map.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.