Tropicana Teams up with Soweto Gospel Hour

By Gerald V. Paul

The leading Black/Caribbean organization in Canada is teaming up with South Africa’s two-time Grammy and Emmy Award-winning Choir, to celebrate a Black History Month fundraiser at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, on Friday, February 21.

Members of our community are supporting the cause knowing when they purchase tickets for the Soweto Gospel Choir and Dance Theatre of Harlem, they save 10% of ticket cost.

The all-new, one night only Soweto Gospel Choir show is slated as meticulously and unstoppable …spirited and spectacular, entitled: Divine. Thanks, to sponsor South African Airways- The Camera was honoured to fly on SAA. Yes. It’s a ‘Divine Decade’, celebrating 10 years and counting.

Over the last 10 years, the Grammy and Emmy Award winning Soweto Gospel Choir has brought joy into lives of audiences all over the world. They have collaborated, recorded and performed with artists including Bono and U2, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Robert Plant, Celine Dion, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Andre Rieu.

They have performed in front of US President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and of course their spiritual fathers Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

It all started in Australia in 2003 with their first ever ticketed performance in Melbourne. It has been an incredible journey from the streets of Soweto to the world’s most prestigious venues. Since that day, Soweto Gospel Choir has gone from completely unknown to being heralded around the world as one of the great vocal ensembles. Along the way, they have two Grammys, an Emmy and an Oscar nomination and have just released their 6th album ‘Divine Decade.’ Yes. Soweto Gospel Choir is thrilled to be coming back to North America 10 years on.