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Soweto Gospel Choir

Songs of the Free
In Honor of Nelson Mandela’s 100th Birthday
(2018/2019 Performing Arts)

Thu, Oct 4
8:00 PM
Available on the Global Sounds series

“Absolutely thrilling singers... dazzling music.” Billboard

“Sheer jubilation… The Rhythm of Life.” Herald Sun (Australia)

The Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir returns for an infectiously joyful performance of spirituals, freedom songs, gospel and pop hits to commemorate the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth. Formed to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African gospel music, the 43-strong choir comprised of South Africa’s greatest singers is dedicated to sharing the joy of faith through music with audiences around the world. “Nothing can really prepare you for the riot of exuberance and depth of emotion” (The Scotsman).

Related Outreach Event:
South African Song & Dance Workshop with Members of Soweto Gospel Choir
Thu, Oct 4 / 1-2 PM / UCSB Lagoon Plaza
FREE and open to the public

Pre-show Thematic Learning Initiative Event:
Community Gospel Sing-in with Pastor Victor Bell and Members of UCSB Gospel Choir
Thu, Oct 4 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall Plaza

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Event Sponsor:
Mary Becker in honor of Gary Becker

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