SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR NEW ALBUM FREEDOM OUT; 50+ CITIES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR KICKS OFF OCTOBER 4th IN SANTA BARBARA, CA

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SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR

NEW ALBUM FREEDOM OUT TOMORROW!

50+ CITIES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR KICKS OFF OCTOBER 4th IN SANTA BARBARA, CA

September 13, 2018 – The incredible Soweto Gospel Choir will be releasing their new album, Freedom, tomorrow, September 14th via Shanachie Entertainment. Freedom, the Choir’s sixth recording, is a collection of freedom songs from South Africa and beyond marking the centennial of Nelson Mandela’s birth. 

Soweto Gospel Choir sings in six of South Africa’s eleven official languages on Freedom but mostly in Zulu or Sotho, as well as English. The first single “Umbombela” which means “train song,” is a composition that speaks of the travails experienced by black South Africans during the apartheid era, when migrant workers were forced to travel long distances away from their families in order to meet the harsh economic and political demands made by the government. Watch the official music video for the song HERE.

Soweto Gospel Choir’s universal message of love, unity and hope, along with its captivating melodic and harmonic wonder and mesmerizing showmanship has made believers of millions of fans around the world. Since the Choir emerged on the global music scene in 2002, it has earned two Grammy Awards, scored two #1 Billboard World Music Chart albums and has earned the distinction as the only South African music act to ever perform at the Oscars. The Choir’s effortless, divine talent and beauty has afforded the opportunity to collaborate with such notable artists as Bono and U2, Peter Gabriel, Robert Plant, Aretha Franklin, Pharrell Williams, Stevie Wonder & Kirk Franklin among others. Not many artists can count as their supporters the likes of the late Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu (the official patron of the Choir) and the current President of the Republic of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa who wrote a note of appreciation included in the album.  

Known for their inspirational, moving live performances, The Choir kicks off a Blockbuster 50+ cities North American Tour on October 4th in Santa Barbara, CA and wraps on December 19th in West Palm Beach, FL. The full list of tour dates below. For more information and tickets visit:

http://www.sowetogospelchoir.com/tour-dates-usa/

About the Soweto Gospel Choir

“Meticulous and unstoppable… spirited and spectacular.” 

-The New York Times

“Soweto Gospel Choir makes our world seem beautifully small…” 

– Oprah Magazine

 

“Joyful, spiritual vision with a global perspective…fresh and vibrant”

-USA Today

2018 NORTH AMERICA TOUR DATES

October 4th

October 5th

October 6th

October 7th

October 9th

October 10th

October 11th

October 12th

October 13th

October 16th

October 17th

October 18th

October 19th

October 20th

October 21st

October 24th

October 25th

October 27th

October 30th

November 2nd

November 4th

November 5th

November 7th

November 9th

November 10th

November 11th

November 12th

November 14th

November 15th

November 16th

November 17th

November 18th

November 20th

November 22nd

November 23rd

November 24th

November 25th

November 26th

November 27th

November 29th

November 30th

December 1st

December 2nd

December 3rd

December 5th

December 6th

December 7th

December 8th

December 9th

December 11th

December 12th

December 16th

December 17th

December 18th

December 19th

Santa Barbara, CA

Arroyo Grande, CA

Irvine, CA

Northridge, CA

Folsom, CA

Modesto, CA

Carmel by the Sea, CA

Rohnert Park, CA

Oakland, CA

Bend, OR

Portland, OR

Yakima, WA

Seattle, WA

Vancouver, BC

Wenatchee, WA

Houston, TX

San Antonio, TX

Longview, TX

College Station, TX

Harrisonburg, VA

Germantown, TN

Germantown, TN

Indianapolis, IN

Overland Park, KS

St. Louis, MO

Iowa City, IA

Iowa City, IA

Madison, WI

Milwaukee, WI

Chicago, IL

Clinton Township, MI

East Lansing, MI

Findlay, OH

Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON

Montreal, QC

Concord, NH

State College, PA

State College, PA

Red Bank, NJ

Lewisburg, PA

Charlottesville, VA

Fairfax, VA

Virginia Beach, VA

Fairfield, CT

Troy, NY

Boston, MA

Stony Brook, NY

Bronx, NY

Tallahassee, FL

Tallahassee, FL

Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville,FL

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

W. Palm Beach, FL

Campbell Hall/UCSB

Forbes Hall

Barclay Theater

Valley PAC

Harris Center

Rogers Theater

Sunset Center

Weill Hall

Paramount Theatre

Tower Theatre

Schnitzer Hall

Capitol Theater

ParamountTheater

Orpheum Theater

Numerica PAC

Jones Hall

Laurie Auditorirm

Belcher Center

Memorial Student Center

Forbes Center

PAC

PAC

Clowes Hall

Carlsen Center

Touhill PAC

Hancher Auditorium

Hancher Auditorium

Overture Hall

Milwaukee PAC

Symphony Hall

Macomb Ctr for Perf. Arts

Cobb Hall

Marathon Center

Weston Hall

Weston Hall

Salle Wilfrid Pelletier

Capitol Theater

Eisenhower Auditorium

Eisenhower Auditorium

Count Basie Theater

Weis Center

Paramount Theater

Center for the Arts

Sandler Center for the Arts

Quick Center

Music Hall

Berklee Performance Center

Staller Center for the Arts

Lehman Ctr for the Perf. Arts

Ruby Diamond Concert

Ruby Diamond Concert

St. Paul’s by the Sea Church

St. Paul’s by the Sea Church

Parker Playhouse

Dreyfoos Hall

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