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Vusi Mahlasela:
"Thula Mama"

TEDGlobal 2007 · 10:06 · Filmed Jun 2007

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

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