The London African Gospel Choir, backed by live musicians, will perform Paul Simon’s classic record Graceland live from start to finish, alongside a collection of their own tunes.
After coming across a bootleg cassette of South African township music, Simon travelled to Johannesburg and spent two weeks recording with South African musicians. That session formed the basis of Paul Simon’s most commercially successful album, which effortlessly blends pop, rock, zydeco and mbaqanga.
The choir’s re-imagining will take us from smash synth driven ‘You Can Call Me Al’ to haunting acapella Zulu folk song ‘Homeless’ and everything in between.
The London African Gospel Choir is a collective of African singers, musicians and dancers who specialise in African gospel music. They have performed with the likes of Emeli Sandé, Mumford and Sons and, Annie Lennox, recorded with Idris Elba and John Legend, and have headlined at venues such as the O2 Arena.