When South African leader Nelson Mandela was released from prison in the 90s, Spanish-Peruvian musician Miki Gonzáles [es] wrote the song “Liberaron a Mandela” [Mandela was released]. Peruvian Twitter users remembered the song when they learned about Mandela's passing:
Temón de Miki Gonzales cuando liberaron a Mandela, allá x los 90s https://t.co/OWrzCd4ZmR recordaba la tonadita pero no la letra
— CésarPonce (@cesarponcec) diciembre 6, 2013
What a hit by Miki Gonzales when Mandela was released, back in the 90s. I remembered the melody but not the lyrics.
— luis jaime cisneros (@ljcisneros) diciembre 6, 2013
Tribute by a Peruvian musician to a liberty icon: Miki González, “Mandela was released”