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Hinckley: Singing a Song of Freedom Saved Nelson Mandela

Daily News   in  · · ·
February 10, 2015

Western pop musicians, who are sometimes accused of having a cause-of-a-week attitude, have spoken with remarkable unity for years in support of Nelson Mandela’s release.

Yesterday they took a moment to enjoy a triumph while stressing that final victory will come only with the dismantling of all South African apartheid.

“It’s a big step,” said Steve Van Zandt, who organized Artist United Against Apartheid for landmark 1985 record “Sun City,” which endorsed the United Nations’ cultural boycott of South Africa.

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