The Spirit Of Africa
28th May – 27th June
If you want a vivid expression of humanity & in its purest form of joy, then stream no further than the soul-energizing hour of dance & song that is ‘Spirit of Africa.’ From the streets of South Africa come the Tshwane Gospel Choir, excelling in their great feast of African heritage which presents the pain of the struggle years & the beauty of love in celebratory expression of the African spirit.
At times uplifting & jazzy, at others balladic & stirring, watching this glorious riot of colour & happy vibes, it is impossible not to feel uplifted whatever our mood. The band is elegently slick, over which there sails a synchroisation of the voices, which are less windscattered harmonies, & more pure lazar bolts of single & intense meoldies. They also pull off some proper dance moves as the music never pauses, floating effortlessly from piece to piece.
The language bounces between Swahili, Zulu, Xhosa, Sesotho, Setswana, Sepedi & English, a testament to the colonial cauldron of culture that is South Africa. In this strange new of world of armchair auditoriums, I can safely say the Tshwane Gospel Choir is an irridescent success.