Music and Mango

Instead of writing about writing today I thought I’d take the opportunity to make a shameless pitch for my brother’s band – Mango Groove .  It would be true to say (outside of my own highly prejudiced opinion) that they are an iconic South African band. Their first album was released in 1989 in a time of turmoil and repression and in 2010 they released Bang the Drum, an album that literally bangs the drum of hope and jubilation for a country and a people who have survived against all the odds.

Anyway rather than me waxing lyrical about the band and their music, I will post a video of one of their songs. It is called Special Star, which they sang (among others) at the inauguration of Nelson Mandela – a star like no other.

And while I’m at it maybe I’ll just post another of their songs. If not, why not? This one is called Hometalk.

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