Thirty-five years after the release of Paul Simon’s iconic Graceland, the London African Gospel Choir perform an astounding rendition.
After coming across a bootleg cassette of South African township music in the early 80s, Paul Simon was totally smitten by the infectious and irresistible rhythms.
He travelled to Johannesburg, spending two weeks there, recording with the absolute cream of South African musicians.
The result was Graceland – a global phenomenon selling 30 million copies that included hit single ‘You Can Call Me Al’.
The richness and harmony of the seventeen-member strong London African Gospel Choir’s voices create an overwhelming musical event: incomparably joyful and uplifting.
The choir’s rendition of Graceland has perpetuated this iconic collaboration into the 22nd century, reminding us all of joys of unity and the horrors of apartheid, being acclaimed by audiences across the world including New York, France, Ireland and the UK.
The first part of the concert introduces us to the London African Gospel Choir’s repertoire of African gospel music.
Read more about this inspirational gospel choir HERE
Watch a video for the Bridport Electric Palace show HERE
“The London African Gospel Choir are clearly onto something good with this show, and the high expectations are more than matched by their performance.”
“The London African Gospel Choir certainly gave a superb show, with close harmonic choral numbers interspersed with superb solos and one or two emotive duets.”