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Experience Award-winning African Gospel Choir Music

Story: Jodie Woodward
Jul 24, 2019
Experience  Award-Winning African Gospel Choir Music
The Soweto Gospel Choir is bringing their acclaimed Freedom tour to Australia this year, with a concert at Redcliffe in August.

The group is renowned around the world and has shared the stage with big names in music,  including U2, Ben Harper, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Beyoncè and Celine Dion. They have also picked up multiple Grammy Awards, including their latest win (Best World Music) for their album ‘Freedom’.

Soweto Gospel Choir general manager and bass singer, Mulalo Mulovhedzi, said the group was looking forward to the Australian leg of the tour.

“We adore Australia as it is special to the choir. It is the first country we ever toured in 2003 and has special memories. Australia broke us internationally,” Mulalo said.

Taking their culture to all corners of the globe is important to the group, and the Australian tour

will cover 48 venues across cities and regional areas of Australia. One of the tour stops is Redcliffe Entertainment Centre where Mulalo and the group are looking forward to spending some time near the water.

“We love the beaches. Soweto is a very long way from the sea, so it’s a treat to be able to go to the beach,” Mulalo said.

Concert-goers are in for a treat as well, with  the first half of the 90-minute show dedicated to performing ‘Songs of Fire’, celebrating the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. For the second half of the concert, the performers will share international gospel classics, which might inspire the crowd to get up on their feet.

Mulalo believes the Soweto Gospel Choir’s music has an international appeal that touches the hearts of everyone, no matter their beliefs. The show will include vibrant costumes and uplifting songs performed in six of South Africa’s 11 official languages.

“Even though some songs are not in English, the audience feel and understand what we are conveying. It’s a magical connection for us with the audience,” Mulalo said.

To find out more or to book tickets head to www.redcliffeentertainmentc...

Soweto Gospel Choir 'Freedom' Tour
Tuesday 6 August, 7pm
Redcliffe Entertainment Centre
Downs Street, Redcliffe