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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.
Heffes uses more modern instruments as the score goes on to mark the passing of time. It's been decades since Mandela was imprisoned, and the music is no longer bursting with African percussion and flutes - until a soaring solo voice breaks through the orchestral texture to remind Mandela of his heritage.
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