When Ladysmith Black Mambazo came on stage, Mandela, seated in the Royal Box, rose to his feet and started swaying and clapping. The Duke of Edinburgh joined in followed by the Queen who, as a newspaper report the next day put it with considerable understatement, “has seldom been known to boogie in public”.
And this is lovely:
“Singing cleanses the soul,” he said. “It is my prayer and my comfort. There is nothing else.”
There’s many a musician who would take that to be buried to.