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Soweto Gospel Choir “Songs of the Free”
November 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Soweto Gospel Choir
Songs of the Free
Celebrating the Centenary of Nelson Mandela
The spectacular Soweto Gospel Choir returns to North America with Songs of the Free, a special program celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. Songs of the Freeincludes South African classics, freedom songs, and gospel music loved by the late South African president.
The two-time Grammy Award-winning choir, an awe-inspiring twenty-member ensemble, thrills audiences across the globe with its blend of African gospel music, spirituals, and American popular songs. Earthy rhythms and rich harmonies, sung in six of South Africa’s eleven official languages, combine for a performance that uplifts the spirit.
“Hailing from the township that was at the heart of South Africa’s long struggle against apartheid, this choir has the spirit of gospel deep in its blood—and it shows,” writes a Washington Post reviewer.