Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Singing hope: Soweto Melodic Voices

THE South African dimension of Just Festival is further re-inforced by the presence of the enchanting Soweto Melodic voices, who are here with particular backing from Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.

A special message from Dr Tutu was given by video at the official opening of Just at the beginning of the month.

Soweto Melodic Voices offer a vibrant, life-affirming, celebration of traditional and contemporary African music, dance and song. Performing in Edinburgh for the first time, following international success, they promise audiences a visual and sonic delight.

​ The group say: "Our members are young adults who have grown up amidst the poverty of Soweto and have experienced first-hand hardships and bereavement through HIV/AIDS."

Seeking to transcend these hardships by friendship, mutual support and the joys for performing, the group raises funds for the prevention, treatment and orphans of HIV/AIDS. An uplifting and affirmative experience showcasing the power of community.​

You can hear and see them from 16:00 – 17:00 at St John's Church again today, Tuesday 20th August, then 21st (22nd from 14:00 – 15:00), and finally on 23rd. Full details and booking here.

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