The Vilakazi Entertainment Group presents the Soweto Spiritual Singers, an internationally acclaimed musical group founded by multi-talented siblings, Nkululeko and Vicky Vilakazi.
Classified as ‘World Music’, this spectacular 22 member vocal and band ensemble group, accompanied by dancers and a 5 piece band, showcase the diverse ‘Spiritual Sounds of Africa’ through soulful harmonies, an explosion of colours, dance, drums, evocative melodies and so much more.
“The Choir was formed to celebrate our “Unity in Diversity” as a Nation”, says founder Vicky Vilakazi. “We want to present our cultures and traditions in an energetic performances accompanied with dance, ululating and an exhilarating towering of joy to the world.”
The Soweto Spiritual Singers have performed and showcased their talent at theatres across the globe, selling out shows in Europe, the United Kingdom and across the African continent. This will be the first time that this choir will perform in Johannesburg at the Joburg Theatre.
“We felt that it was time to perform at home and to bring the magic of our show to South Africa.” adds Nkululeko Vilakazi.
Some of the choirs notable achievements include winning an award as Best Group at the Crown Gospel Awards and they were nominated for a SAMA (South African Music Award) as the Best Group, both in 2011.
Career highlights also include performing the song ‘Something Inside So Strong’ at the late President Nelson Mandela’s 91st birthday, performing at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth games held in Glasgow, as well as recording on the soundtrack for the Broadway & Disney production movie of the Lion King with Mr Lebo M, as well as more recently on The Woman King soundtrack.
Lebo M talks about The Women King and mentions working with the Soweto Spiritual Singers here: (From 4:00’ and again around 4:40’) – https://youtube.com/watch?v=anmn0PHtv-k&feature=share
When South Africa hosted the Soccer World Cup in 2010, the Soweto Spiritual Singers were one of the acts selected to perform at the Opening Ceremony, to welcome the world and to showcase what this country has to offer. Their song ‘Sign of a Victory’, featuring R. Kelly, is the opening track of the official 2010 FIFA World Cup Album.
Do not miss this opportunity to be entertained, mesmerised and taken on a magical journey by this award-winning choir.
The Soweto Spiritual Singers
Venue: The Mandela Stage at Joburg Theatre
Dates: 31 March to 2 April 2023
Show starts at 19h00
Tickets range from R250 to R400 and are available for sale through WEBTICKETS: https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/event.aspx?itemid=1523962775 or at the Joburg Theatre box office.
Call the Joburg Theatre on 011 877 6800 to book.
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Visit their website: https://www.vilentertainment.com