Vusi Mahlasela

"Thula Mama"

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Filmed Jan 2007 at TEDGlobal 2007
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South African singer-songwriter Vusi Mahlasela dedicates his song, "Thula Mama," to all women — and especially his grandmother.

Vusi Mahlasela
/ Musician, activist

South African singer-songwriter Vusi Mahlasela was a crucial artistic voice during the fight against apartheid, and now in the new modern-day nation. Blending traditional African music with soul and blues, his music showcases powerful vocals and poetic lyrics.  Full bio.

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