“It is what we make out of what we have given, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.”
– Nelson Mandela
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) often referred to as Madiba Xhosa his clan name as a beloved sign of respect, and described as the “Father of the Nation”. He was globally respected as a nonviolence, anti-apartheid activist, politician and philanthropist who became South Africa’s first black president from 1994 to 1999. Becoming actively involved in the anti-apartheid movement in his 20s, Mandela joined the African National Congress in 1942. For 20 years, he directed a campaign of peaceful, nonviolent defiance against the South African government and its racist policies. Beginning in 1962, Mandela spent 27 years in prison for political offenses. In 1993, Mandela and South African President F.W. de Klerk were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to dismantle the country’s apartheid system to bring about peace and reconciliation through dialogue. For generations to come, Nelson Mandela will continue to be a source of inspiration and hope for civil rights activists worldwide.
The Nelson Mandela Music Tribute is a 3 day charitable benefit concert festival event to commemorate the 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela, while celebrating his life and legacy as one of the world’s most beloved, iconic, Nobel-Prize winning heroes of all time.
100% of the Net proceeds after production expenses will be donated to the Nelson Mandela Foundation to contribute to supporting Mr. Mandela’s legacy alongside various local Portuguese charities that support health, education, and empowerment with a spirit of Peace, Unity, and Hope for all humanity.