|Mandela My Dad and Me: Idris Elba produced and released “Idris Elba presents Mi Mandela”, an album inspired by his time researching and portraying Nelson Mandela in the
film “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”. The musical culture of South Africa was a great influence to him, both present day and historically, and connecting to the music Mr.
Mandela would have listened to throughout his life was a great aid in Elba’s preparation for the role. Arrangements were made to record the album in South Africa and Mali at
the end of twenty thirteen. Sadly, just before Elba left, his father, Winston, passed away. While working simultaneously on the album and promoting ...