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Are you watching the Mandela Day Concert? Why did it start with the song " Gimme Hope Jo'anna"?

Asked by nargis bhambi, 19 Jul '09 05:46 am
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No I am not watching it. Saw the clippings. It is a special concert to celebrate Nelson Mandela\'s 91st Birthday\' at Madison Square Gardens, New York. - each individual can make an imprint.
Gimme Hope Jo\'anna was sung by Eddy Grant. With this song he recalled the music world\'s battle against South Africa\'s apartheid regime, which reached its zenith 20 years ago.
Answered by joyoti sen, 19 Jul '09 05:58 pm

 
  
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No... busy with my news job...but in touch ll the time with reports emanating from the concert. Its all about celebrating the idea that \'EACH INDIVIDUAL HAS THE ABILITY TO MAKE AN IMPRINT\'. Mr. Nelson Mandela has been making an imprint on the world for the past 67 years since he actively became involved in campaigning against aparthied in South Africa and now Mandela Day is celebrated on his 91st B\' Day. Drawing its numeric title from Mr. Mandelas Robben Island prison number (prisoner 466/incarcerated in 1964), 46664 was founded in 2002 when Mr. Mandela gave over the number, under which he served 17 of his 27 years incarceration.
The song elaborates the need to hope for the better...hope for the good...always...which spurs efforts at undoing wrongs perprated by humans on other humans. and on this occassion... quite apt too !
Answered by prasoon, 20 Jul '09 12:39 pm

 
  
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No, I haven\'t seen it. The name Joanna, in Luke 8:3, refers to the disciple \"Joanna the wife of Chuza,\" who was an associate of Mary Magdalene. St. Joanna is the Myrrh-Bearer. Mary Magdalene applied Myrrh to Jesus\' feet before his crucifixion. I wonder if this has something to do with the Hope spoken of in the song.
Answered by Jack Johnson, 19 Jul '09 06:35 pm

 
  
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