Tuesday, 20 August 2013
Singing hope: Soweto Melodic Voices
A special message from Dr Tutu was given by video at the official opening of Just at the beginning of the month.
Soweto Melodic Voices offer a vibrant, life-affirming, celebration of traditional and contemporary African music, dance and song. Performing in Edinburgh for the first time, following international success, they promise audiences a visual and sonic delight.
The group say: "Our members are young adults who have grown up amidst the poverty of Soweto and have experienced first-hand hardships and bereavement through HIV/AIDS."
Seeking to transcend these hardships by friendship, mutual support and the joys for performing, the group raises funds for the prevention, treatment and orphans of HIV/AIDS. An uplifting and affirmative experience showcasing the power of community.
You can hear and see them from 16:00 – 17:00 at St John's Church again today, Tuesday 20th August, then 21st (22nd from 14:00 – 15:00), and finally on 23rd. Full details and booking here.