I was recently asked to write an article for the Multicultural Kid Blogs to commemorate Nelson Mandela day on July 18th.
When Mandela passed away, I felt the best way I could pay tribute to him was through music. During the 27 years he was in prison, Nelson Mandela found great solace in the poem ‘Invictus’ with its stirring message of faith and perseverance against all odds (“It matters not how strait the gate/How charged with punishments the scroll/I am the master of my fate/I am the captain of my soul”). Reading about his life I felt inspired to set the poem to music. You can hear the song here.
My son, Taraz, also created a video for the song, you can listen and view it here.
Although Mandela left this earth on December 5th, 2013, his spirit lives on everywhere as a testament to what one person, with the power of faith and the will to create a better world, can accomplish.
You will be able to read the full blog I wrote celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela on the Multicultural Kid Blogs.