Bruce Springsteen inspired by Mandela`s forgiving nature
Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 14:53
  
Bruce Springsteen inspired by Mandela's forgiving nature

London: Bruce Springsteen began his first tour to South Africa with a rendition of the protest song ` Free Nelson Mandela.`

Springsteen never met Mandela, but in an interview told Sky News that he was inspired by Mandela`s ability to forgive those who jailed him for 27 years.


The 64-year-old singer was one of the musicians who fought against South Africa`s apartheid laws; he even participated in the recording the track `Sun City` in 1985 to highlight the injustice of the whites-only resort.

Steven Van Zandt , the instigator of the cultural boycott of South Africa and founder of Artists Against Apartheid, was alongside him on stage at Cape Town`s Belleville Velodrome.

The movement had raised awareness among Americans about the situation in South Africa as well as tens of thousands of US dollars for anti-apartheid projects.


ANI

First Published: Monday, January 27, 2014, 14:53



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