The London African Gospel Choir Perform Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’

Date:Fri 09 Jun
Time:Doors 7pm. Music starts 8pm.
Price:£19.50 adv

After an amazing run of sell out London dates The London African Gospel Choir bring their acclaimed Graceland show to Cambridge.

Thirty years after its release, 17 members of The London African Gospel Choir, backed the LAGC’s excellent band, perform their own powerful twist on Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’ album delivering the Graceland album from start to finish. 

After coming across a bootleg cassette of South African township music in the early 80s, Paul Simon was totally smitten by the infectious and irresistible rhythms. He travelled to Johannesburg, spending two weeks there, recording with the absolute cream of South African musicians.

That epic session, went on to form the basis of Simon’s most commercially successful album ever – 'Graceland'. The record became a true global phenomenon, winning Grammys in both 1987 and 88, shifting 5 million copies Stateside and then another 2.5 million copies in the UK alone. The 'Graceland' album spawned the hit singles, ‘Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes’, ‘The Boy in the Bubble’ & it’s biggest smash – ‘You Can Call Me Al.’

The richness and harmony of the Choir’s rhythmic, evocative and empowering, voices have created an overwhelming musical event, for anyone lucky enough to experience this special performance of Paul Simon’s 'Graceland'.

The London African Gospel Choir is a collective of African singers, musicians and dancers who focus on African gospel music. They have performed to great acclaim with the likes of Emeli Sandé, Mumford and Sons and, Annie Lennox, recorded with Idris Elba, Johnny Legend and others and have headlined at venues such as the O2 Arena.

Doors and Bar open 7pm. Music starts 8pm.

The gig will feature two sets by The London African Gospel Choir separated by an interval.

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

All prices shown include a booking fee.


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