Paul Simon's Graceland performed by The London African Gospel Choir
Having performed in Newcastle venues to rave reviews, the demand to see this show has now become so great, that we are having to move it across the river this Xmas, to find a bigger venue…
Over thirty years after its release, the ‘London African Gospel Choir’, perform Paul Simon’s iconic ‘Graceland’ album in Sage One of Sage Gateshead on the evening of Friday 13 December.
This 17 strong ensemble will be live, 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 & 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 & 88, shifting 5 million copies Stateside & then another 2.5 million copies in the UK alone.
As it blew up worldwide, 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 London African Gospel Choir is a collective of African singers, musicians & dancers. They have quite literally performed with everyone who’s anyone, including Annie Lennox, John Legend, as well as Paul Simon himself.
The total richness & harmony of the Choir’s rhythmic, uplifting, evocative & empowering voices, create an overwhelming musical event. Ask anyone lucky enough to have experienced this special performance before & believe what you hear…
7.30pm – 8.10pm First half
8.30pm – 10.20pm Second half
Please note timings are our best estimate and subject to change