Abigail Kubeka, with a voice as strong and clear as it was four decades ago, shares her memories of times spent celebrating with former president and fan, Nelson Mandela. "Forever I will remember him saying, 'Oooh Abigail', whenever we sang one of his personal favourites."
A lack of unity among the children of today is striking for Antoinette Sithole. Back in 1976 children supported one another; now they do drugs, get pregnant, "and they don't take a stand. They are living in another world."
Fifty years ago Nelson Mandela began serving a life sentence for sabotage and treason on Robben Island. His time in prison, he said, "matured me", taking him from radical activist, to stately leader.
The Blue Notes and the Brotherhood of Breath made music that broke political and social barriers; they made music that helped liberate the country. Music was the healing force of the universe, they believed. "The political disease… needed music to heal it."
The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra and Icelandic tenor Gardar Cortes will perform with the award-winning British trio at a series of concerts that promise to combine opera, classical, musicals and pop harmonies.