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Celebrating the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, Alex Heffes' soundtrack to the 2014 blockbuster combines traditional African music with a 65 piece western orchestra - with remarkable results. Discover the music and the story it tells with our handy guide.
Building from a single wooden flute, Heffes score quickly packs a punch with rhythmic drums and a bright guitar tune to drive the drama forward. The title refers to Mandela's tribal heritage: he was a chief from the Xhosa ethnic group.
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