Songs of the Free: Celebrating the Centennial of Nelson Mandela’s Birth
SOUTH AFRICA’S GRAMMY© AWARD-WINNING HEAVENLY VOICES
Direct from South Africa, 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. Songs of the Free is a program celebrating the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. The performance will include South African classics as well as freedom songs and gospel music much loved by Mandela. Soweto Gospel Choir had the privilege of performing for Mandela on multiple occasions during his life as well as at his memorial services. Prepare to be moved through earthy rhythms and rich harmonies sung in 6 of South Africa’s 11 official languages. This program will uplift your soul through the music and dance of South Africa.
As part of this special presentation, SMPAC will host Milwaukee artist Christopher McIntyre Perceptions (BrOKen Genius) and will showcase a photo gallery from his recent visit to Liv Village, a long-term foster care community for youth in Durban, South Africa.
The Soweto Gospel Choir will also meet and work with the students of South Milwaukee High School for an outreach event during the school day.
This concert was named one of the top 26 shows in Milwaukee to see this season by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Tickets: Adult $49-65, Senior (ages 60+) $45-59, Student (ages 4 thru college) $20-30.
“The singing was all gorgeous. The dancing was mesmerising in the way that African dancing can be.”