Soweto Gospel Choir

Sun., March 23, 2014, 8pm   get tickets

Bass Concert Hall

2350 Robert Dedman, 512/471-2787


From my 2013 Montreal Jazz Fest log: South Africa’s 20-strong Soweto Gospel Choir put on a performance as epic as Nelson Mandela. Eleven men and nine women in rainbow garb bundled Mama Africa – Miriam Makeba (1932-2008) – together with Peter Gabriel’s “Biko,” Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” Jimmy Cliff’s “Many Rivers to Cross,” and Sarah McLachlan’s “Angel” into a divine song. We all walked into the light after SGC’s closing cover of “Oh Happy Day.” – Raoul Hernandez
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