A year ago today I was in New York. Thank you Sipho for allowing me to work on and a wonderful project .

A year ago today I was in New York. Thank you Sipho for allowing me to work on and a wonderful project .

All Mandela day is asking is to give 67 mins of your time to do some good.

You may ask what have I done ? These pics serve two purposes, memories and a call to action.

A person’s memory gets jogged does it not? So hence this letter to my friends.

During June this year I got asked to help talk and show kids on a code teen programme how to work cd players and some lessons about the music business along with my great friend Gavin Taylor. The programme ran for 4 weeks under the direction of Karen Burt and culminated in a variety performance at the school. What a joy it was to give kids a chance and for them to learn that they can do it with hard work and willingness to learn . All we are citzens need to do is give some time during the year to people less fortunate than us, just do something from the heart.

This short extract was taken from the www.variety.com re the show last year at RadioCityMusic Hall.

The main event, however, was the concert, scaled down from its initial MadisonSquareGarden location last month, which managed to achieve accessibility without dumbing down. While the big names certainly did not disappoint — Aretha Franklin was particularly fiery in her performance of "Make Them Hear You" — the real knockout punches were delivered by unexpected sources.

France’s first lady Carla Bruni, for instance, teamed with Dave Stewart for a steely and stirring rendition of "Blowin’ in the Wind" — a particularly fitting selection to celebrate Mandela’s life — while Baaba Maal eked a full spectrum of emotions from "With My Two Hands." While those pairings brought together performers from relatively close quarters, it proved particularly intriguing to see cross-cultural boundary crossings like Alicia Keys and Angelique Kidjo’s "Afrika."

African-based performers offered plenty of powerful perfs, notably saxophonist Sipho Mabuse, who brought down the house with the soulful "Shikisha.

Lira and Soweto Spiritual Singers Nelson Mandela Tribute

Lira gets Madiba’s 92nd party started with stirring live tribute

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.

The highlight of the evening’s performance was undoubtedly when Lira performed a version of the 1985 anti-apartheid anthem, “(Something Inside) So Strong”, written by British poet, songwriter and singer, Labi Siffre.

“(Something Inside) So Strong” was just one of several songs performed by the multi-award winning, multi-platinum-selling artist in honour of Mr Mandela and beamed into his home via a live Skype link.

A recorded version of the performance is now available on YouTube and several other digital platforms. Go to

Last year this time I was in New York for Mandela Day look at this

Last year this time I was in New York for Mandela Day to work with Sipho “Hostix” Mabuse. The pictures are from the storescapes round New York and they ask people to give 67mins of your time.This year the event takes place in Madrid capital of Spain .

Nelson Mandela Day is a global initiative proposed by 46664 and the Nelson Mandela Foundation as a day to honour and celebrate Nelson Mandela and his legacy.

Mandela Day is held annually on July 18, Mr Mandela’s birthday. Nelson Mandela Day includes a series of events involving interactive art, entertainment, music, film, educational outreach and community service with the hope of inspiring people around the globe to embrace their individual power to make an imprint and help change the world around them for the better. 46664 It’s in our hands Visit www.46664.com

Sipho ‘Hostix’ Mabuse in Horizons Magazine May 2010

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Mandela Day Comes to Madrid

NELSON MANDELA DAY COMES TO MADRID

Nelson Mandela has given 67 years of his life fighting for social justice, and today we ask you to give 67 minutes of your time.

Madrid – February 11th 2010: Today, as the world celebrates the 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, it has been officially announced that Madrid is to host Nelson Mandela Day 2010, with an exciting program of activities that will take place during the first part of the year.

Tim Massey, International Director of 46664 and International Nelson Mandela Day, stated: “Nelson Mandela Day is a social movement, one that has no room for discrimination and instead embraces and unites all humanitarian organizations because we are each striving for the same thing. Mandela has given 67 years of his life fighting for human rights and all we are asking is for everyone to give 67 minutes of their time to a charitable endeavor, whether that involves supporting your chosen charity, serving your community or simply performing a good deed for your neighbour.”

Many different activities will take place as part of Nelson Mandela Day Madrid 2010:

· Social Action: Nelson Mandela Day will be working alongside leading NGOs to encourage people to participate in a series of volunteering activities, and to give 67 minutes to their chosen social cause.

· Art and culture: Next summer, Madrid will host the award-winning Nelson Mandela Day exhibition, based on the exhibition displayed in 2009 at New York’s Grand Central Station.

· Education: Nelson Mandela Day Madrid 2010 aims to reach many educational establishments and spread the values that embody Mr. Mandela’s life. Through schools and social networks, students between the ages of 12 to 17 will be invited to take part in a competition entitled “Nelson Mandela Day and Young People”. By answering the question, “How do you interpret the Mandela Legacy?” they will have the chance to be one of 12 selected to travel to South Africa and visit the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg.

· Sports: Nelson Mandela Day is engaging with sporting institutions to develop a series of events in the 67 days leading up to Nelson Mandela’s 92nd birthday in July.

· Music: Madrid will host series of musical activities beginning with a special performance of B.B. King at la Riviera, Madrid, on June 2nd. In July, 46664 will stage a multi-artist concert to mark the culmination of the program of events taking place in the city in celebration of Nelson Mandela Day.

Nelson Mandela Day Madrid 2010 celebrations are taking place in our country following the official UN Resolution. On 11th November last year, the United Nations General Assembly declared 18th July – Nelson Mandela’s birthday – as International Nelson Mandela Day, to celebrate the legacy of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former President of South Africa. The adoption of this resolution is a truly significant historical moment because it is the first time that the UN has designated an international day in honor of one person.

In addition to support from the UN and thus all member states, leaders from all over the world have united in this project. The South African Ambassador to Spain has declared: “The Government of South Africa is absolutely delighted that Nelson Mandela Day 2010 is taking place in Madrid. We are certain that through the program of activities carried out over the course of this year, Madrid and all Spanish citizens will understand the importance of Nelson Mandela Day and they will embrace his legacy and values.”

After 27 years of imprisonment under the then-Apartheid government in South Africa, Nelson Mandela emerged to forge reconciliation with his oppressors and to lead the country peacefully through the transition from a 46-year era of racial segregation.

Mr. Mandela has been making an imprint on the world for 67 years since he began actively campaigning for the human rights of every South African. Nelson Mandela Day now calls upon each of us to give 67 minutes of our time in helping others, rooted in the idea that each individual has the ability to make an imprint and change the world around them for the better.

About 46664

46664, the campaign that bears Mr. Mandela’s RobbenIsland prison number, was originally launched to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS. Working alongside the other Mandela organizations, it is now expanding its focus to champion Mr. Mandela’s broader humanitarian work. A centrepiece of 46664’s activities will be the celebration of Mandela Day each year, and funds raised from Mandela Day will support the ongoing work of 46664 and the Nelson Mandela charitable organizations.

About Nelson Mandela Day

Nelson Mandela Day is a global initiative proposed by 46664 and the Nelson Mandela Foundation as a day to honor and celebrate Nelson Mandela and his legacy. Nelson Mandela Day includes a series of events involving interactive art, entertainment, music, film, educational outreach and community service with the hope of inspiring people around the globe to embrace their individual power to make an imprint and help change the world around them for the better.

http://www.46664.com/MandelaDay.aspx

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

WEBER SHANDWICK:

María Casanova / Cristina Rodríguez

mcasanova

crmoragas

Tel. 91 745 86 00 / 91 745 86 12

THE PR OFFICE:

Shimon Cohen

scohen

Tel. +44 20 7284 6969

TRUC COMUNICACIÓN (For information on musical activities):

Lorena Benito / Alaitz Díaz

prensa

Tel. 91 575 02 90

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