Paul Simon writing in the NY Times recalls how the spirit of Nelson Mandela infused the music of “Graceland” and his tours with South African musicians.
"In a sense, the most amazing thing about Mr. Mandela is that he is not a fiction. He actually lived in our lifetime. The qualities he embodied — dignity, compassion, mercy and forgiveness — hark back to a morality we’ve come to idealize and long for in our leaders today."
Full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/14/arts/music/paul-simon-on-mandelas-role-in-graceland.html.
"You can call me Al" Paul Simon from Graceland http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uq-gYOrU8bA&sns=em