Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman
Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman


Madiba: the clan or family name of Nelson Mandela. This composition reflects Wouter and Ricky’s feelings of gratitude towards the great leader and pays tribute through a musical prayer that is equal parts power and tenderness. Mandela was inspired on his initial path of peaceful resistance by Mahatma Gandhi and this piece reflects that bi-continental influence as well.

Composed by Wouter Kellerman
Produced by Wouter Kellerman, Ricky Kej, and Mauritz Lotz
Published by Kellerman Music (SAMRO)

Flute: Wouter Kellerman
Drums: Vinnie Henrico
Guitars, keyboards, and programming: Mauritz Lotz
Keyboards and synth: Ricky Kej and Keerthy Narayan
Veena: Veena Biju
Indian vocals: Chaithra HG and Gayathri Suresh
Bass: Denny Lalouette
Additional percussion: David Klassen and Vanil Veigas
Additional keyboards: Tholsi Pillay
Piano: Matthys Maree
Cello: Susan Mouton
Piano, vocals, and guitars recorded at The Space Bar in Johannesburg by Harshn Reddy
Drums recorded at The Drum Room in Johannesburg by Harshn Reddy
Flute recorded at Kellerman Music in Johannesburg by Wouter Kellerman
Indian choral vocals and Veena recorded at Sound Factory in Cochin by Keerthy Narayan
Solo Indian vocals, keyboards, and percussion recorded at Raveolution Studios in Bangalore by Ricky Kej
Indian vocals and Percussion recorded at Raveolution Studios, Bangalore by Ricky Kej