African Gospel

By: Jim Minge Email
By: Jim Minge Email

What: Soweto Gospel Choir

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27

Where: Holland Center, 12th and Douglas streets

Cost: $20-$50


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They've shared the stage with Peter Gabriel, Bono, Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder. They number 52 and they come from Soweto, an urban area near Johannesburg, South Africa. And on Thursday, March 27, they will be in Omaha to perform at the Holland Center.

The colorfully dressed Soweto Gospel Choir mixes elements of traditional African gospel, American pop, spirituals and reggae to create a sound that can be transcendental if you're in the right frame of mind – especially in a live setting.

You can hear what I'm talking about by watching a video featuring the Grammy Award-winning group. Just click on the link at right to see it. If that warms your ears go for the live experience. The visuals are a kaleidoscope of colors that invigorate an already lively sound.

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