The London African Gospel Choir Perform Paul Simon
Oct 8th 2017 @ The Marble FactoryBristol, United Kingdom
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Sunday, October 8th, 2017
London African Gospel Choir Performing Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’ We’re thrilled to be able to present at The Marble Factory this fantastic, uplifting sell out show that, try as you might, you simply cannot get a ticket to see in London where every venue that has put tickets on sale has sold out in an instant. In just one month all six of the concerts they have performed in the capital have hit capacity and received nothing but rave reviews. “What a life enhancing evening!”. “The most uplifting, energising evening I’ve had in years”. “So many great songs so beautifully performed with so much energy and so many happy smiles”. The London African Gospel Choir is a collective of African singers, musicians and dancers who have performed to great acclaim with the likes of Emeli Sandé, Mumford and Sons and Annie Lennox, recorded with Idris Elba and many others and have headlined at venues such as the O2 Arena. After coming across a bootleg cassette of South African township music, Paul Simon travelled to Johannesburg and spent two weeks recording with South African musicians. That session formed the basis of his most commercially successful album, which effortlessly blends pop, rock, zydeco and mbaqanga and opened Western ears to the joy of South African music to an extent that has never since been equalled. Thirty years after its release members of the ‘London African Gospel Choir‘, backed by a troupe of a-list musicians, perform their own powerful twist on Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’ album. This 17 strong ensemble will be delivering the Graceland album in it’s entirety from start to finish and the choir's powerful re-imagining will take us from the smash hit single "You Can Call Me Al” through the gorgeous “Diamonds on the Sole of Her Shoes” to the haunting a capella Zulu folk song "Homeless" - performed as only an African choir can - and everything in between. This really is a “not to be missed” performance that all can enjoy and, we expect, sing along too. We can’t think of a better place to be than soaking up the sounds of one of the all time truly great albums. Come and join us.