The Sky is Falling (Robben Island)

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Artist Sarah Bonsignore
By Sarah Bonsignore

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This is my tribute song for Nelson Mandela, one of the world's great leaders. I was honored to play at one of his inaugeration balls in my hometown, Durban, before moving to the US. The evening was one of the highlights of my life.

Mandela was imprisoned at Robben Island for 18 of his 27 years in jail. I truly believe his faith, kindness and immense love for humanity enabled South Africa to transition peacefully from an apartheid era, and to begin the process of truth and reconciliation, healing and rebuilding.