Date(s) - 20/03/2019 - 24/03/2019
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Category(ies) No Categories
The Story of the African Choir
Between 1891 – 1893 a black South African choir toured England and Scotland apparently on a fund raising mission. The tour failed to make money as a result they were forced to take radical measures to attract larger audiences it all ended in a disaster with the choir abandoned by their managers and left penniless in a London Hotel. The group were all committed Christians had set out believing that England was a pinnacle of civilization but on the tour they were faced with the realities of Lake Victorian industrial society which challenged their notions of progress and made them question their own identity as the Black educated elite. Members of the choir were Josias Semouse, Eleanor Xiniwe, Paul Xiniwe, Sannie Kaufman, Katie Mannya and Charlotte Mannya Maxeke. She joined the African Choir where she played a pivotal role in keeping the choir intact she was the first African woman from South Africa to receive a Baccalaureate Degree.
The aim of this show is to open the hearts and minds of all South Africans to Appreciate and nurture the countries heritage through the journey of the African Choir.
The show is a musical show comprising of dramatic eventualities, Alcapella music and dance telling a historical event which happened in the late 18th century.
Cast and crew
Director: Napo Masheane Writer: Jane Collins Music Director:Ntsika Ngxanga
Producer: Team Community Development Center
Lindiwe Ndlovu; Buyile Geza ; Nompilo Shazi; Aphiwe Dumako; Abongiwe Ntshuca; Beauty Nodada; Vatiswa Bunguza; Deon ;Bandile Flepu; Siyanda Matwa; Sinelizwi Xuza; Bongani Ndaba; Sigqibo Dyani; Vuyolwethu Nyangwa
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