Sheffield band Boy on a Dolphin will open their City Hall concert on Sunday with a tribute to Nelson Mandela.
Their adaptation of the song, ‘Malaika’ appeared on their debut album ‘Words Inside’ and has had continued airplay in South Africa since. ‘Malaika’ was used by the anti apartheid movement and particularly Miriam Makeba as a symbol of togetherness and love for their homeland.
John Reilly, Boy on a Dolphin front man said: “God Bless Nelson Mandela. We will open the Sheffield City Hall show on Sunday December 15 with ‘Malaika’. Our tribute to a man with a vision of equality and peace.”
Boy on a Dolphin appear with guests Unite The Union City of Sheffield Brass Band, Mirror Cracked and Paul Pashley. The audience will also hear the special Women of Steel song which Reilly co wrote with Eliot Kennedy and John Parr. It will be performed for only the second time after last month’s concert which raised thousands of pounds towards the cause.