Soweto Gospel Choir - Songs of the Free: In Honour of Nelson Mandela’s 100th Birthday
George Weston Recital Hall
The spectacular and vibrant two-time Grammy®-award winning SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR returns to Toronto with Songs of the Free, a very special program celebrating the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela.
Songs of the Free will include South African classics as well as freedom songs and gospel music much loved by Mandela for whom the choir had the privilege of performing in front of multiple times. SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR is an awe-inspiring 20 member ensemble that thrills audiences worldwide with their stunning blend of African gospel music, spirituals and American popular music. Earthy rhythms and rich harmonies sung in six of South Africa’s 11 official languages are combined for a moving performance which uplifts the soul through the music and dance of South Africa.
Photos by Zach Ciaburri
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