Flash Mob Tribute at Woolworth’s for Nelson Mandela.

Via Krista Katrovas
on Dec 13, 2013
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A flash mob tribute happened at Woolworth’s for Nelson Mandela, by the world renown Soweto Gospel Choir.

They broke out in praise even though they originally had planned, and rehearsed, up till the last minute,  James Brown’s, “I Feel Good.” But after the recent passing of Nelson Mandela that song simply, “didn’t resonate,” even though they had a great rehearsal prior to this performance, and what was originally meant to share in Christmas cheer turned out to be a powerful tribute.

The choir members posed at customers and Woolworth workers before breaking out in song and at the end of their glorious acapella song for Mandela, they hold up their right fist, the iconic gesture made by the great, and late, Nelson Mandela.

This song was written during the time Nelson Mandela was incarcerated.

The English translation of Asimbonanga (We have not seen him).

We have not seen him

We have not seen him, Mandela.

In the place where he is

In the place where he is kept

We have not seen our brother

In the place where he is

In the place where he died

We say: hey you,

Hey, you, and you

When will we arrive at our destination?


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About Krista Katrovas

Krista Katrovas has had over 27 articles published in nationally recognized magazines. She teaches Yoga in Prague, Czech Republic every July and calls Kalamazoo, Michigan Home, Sweet, Om, where she teaches and practices Yoga, Spirituality, Shamanism, and pursues writing. She can be reached at her website.


3 Responses to “Flash Mob Tribute at Woolworth’s for Nelson Mandela.”

  1. Heather Grimes says:

    There's nothing quite like crying at 7:21am to get the day on its feet. Thanks for this, just incredible.

  2. Linda V. Lewis says:

    What a beautiful, moving surprise! Yes, and tears!

  3. krista says:

    I, too, cried. What a glorious tribute and worth sharing and caring for. Thanks for posting. Blessings to you.