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Idris Elba flashes a smile as he arrives on the red carpet at the 2014 Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday (August 25) in Los Angeles.

mi Mandela’ will feature guest vocals from Mumford & Sons, James Blake and others‎

Idris Elba has announced plans for a November release of mi Mandela, an album inspired by his experience playing late South African anti-Apartheid leader Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.‎

Elba, also known as the star of Luther, said the release will include South African musical talent and guest vocals from the likes of Mumford & Sons, James Blake, Maverick Sabre and Mr Hudson.

The actor has released music under the name Dris and also directed and appeared in the video for Mumford & Sons’ “Lover of The Light.”

“South Africa has numerous different tribes, and each one has a musical expression, and each one has a very unique, different sound style,” Elba said in a video announcing the album. “I had my studio at the apartment I was staying in while I was making Mandela – a little keyboard, a laptop – and as an experiment to myself, I vowed to keep making music.”

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Idris Elba To Release Nelson Mandela-Inspired Music Album was originally published on praisecleveland.com

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