Sathima Bea Benjamin – Winnie Mandela Beloved Heroine

About Beloved Heroine in an interview with Carol Ann Muller in Musical Echoes:
“I wanted to write this song for Winnie [Mandela], because I absolutely identified with her,” says Benjamin. “I could feel her pain,” Benjamin writes of her subject’s “soft, gentle eyes reflecting those unshed tears”.

BeatriceSathima BeaBenjamin
(17 October 1936 – 20 August 2013) was a South African vocalist and composer, based for nearly 45 years in New York City.

See also: Africa with Dollar Brand.

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