The world has just lost a remarkable man who touched and inspired the lives of so many. All over the world, people have written loving words in his memory and I felt the best way I could pay tribute to him is through music. Nelson Mandela found great solace in the poem ‘Invictus’ (Latin for unconquered or undefeated) while he was incarcerated. He had written out the poem on a scrap piece of paper to inspire him during the difficult times in the 27 years he was in prison. Last night as I was reflecting on the life of this great man, I felt inspired to set the poem to music and am sharing the recording I made this morning in honor of Nelson Mandela. ‘Invictus’ was written by William Henley in 1875. Here is the link to listen to and purchase the recording of ‘Invictus’.
My son just created a video for the song ‘Invictus’. To view it click here. Here is the link to find the original image created by Roberto Torralbas.