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Selma to Soweto: Songs of Power
May 19, 2018 from 7:30 pm$20
MYSTIC CHORALE SINGS WITH YSAYE BARNWELL!!
Come share the joy as 200 singers of the Mystic Chorale, led by Nick Page, perform SELMA TO SOWETO, songs of community, power and hope from the ongoing Civil Rights movements of South Africa and the US. Ysaye Barnwell, who has spent three decades singing with Sweet Honey In The Rock and building communities of song throughout the world is this season’s featured guest. Her central message—that together our voices matter—is sagely conveyed in the lyrics she wrote for Step by Step: “Many stones can build an arch, singly none.”
The chorus will also be joined by South African friends Nthabi Thakadu, Phakamani Pega, and Pumla Bhungane, as well as pianist extraordinaire Jonathan Singleton.
All of the songs—past and present, South African and American—deliver powerful and relevant messages for today’s world!
WHEN: May 19 at 7:30pm; May 20 at 3:30pm
WHERE: Converse Hall at Tremont Temple, 88 Tremont St, Boston (one block from the Park Street T station)
TICKETS: $20, available at mysticchorale.org and at the door on the day of each concert
Enjoy this video of Mystic singing Usiletheal Uxolo (Nelson Mandela, You Bring Us Peace) at a past concert.