The Ubuntu Film Series
Music for Mandela: A Legacy with a Backbeat
Friday, December 14, 2018, at 2:00 p.m.
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202
This program is free with general admission.
Mandela the fighter. Mandela the activist. Mandela the politician, the idealist, and the symbol of a new South Africa, the symbol of peace. Driven by the philosophy of Ubuntu, Nelson Mandela was a fascinating, multifaceted figure who will continue to be remembered for his contribution to humanity. This film series seeks to illuminate the fight for civil and human rights as the life and history of Mandela embodies.
Music for Mandela: A Legacy with a Backbeat explores the role music played in the extraordinary life of one of the world's most important icons. From Nelson Mandela's imprisonment to his release to the present day celebrations of his legacy, the music born out of his inspirational journey is commented on by his closest friends, former exiled musicians, current international artists and community volunteers who use music today to motivate and educate. Combining striking visuals with freedom songs, pop music and hip hop, Music for Mandela: A Legacy with a Backbeat is a stirring tribute to the man himself and to the ultimate power of music.