London African Gospel Choir will sing through Paul Simon’s Graceland at Cambridge Junction
PUBLISHED: 09:57 02 October 2018 | UPDATED: 09:57 02 October 2018
Thirty years after its release, Paul Simon’s Graceland will be sung at Cambridge Junction on Saturday, October 6 by the London African Gospel Choir.
After coming across a bootleg cassette of South African township music in the early 80s, Paul Simon was totally smitten by the infectious and 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 won Grammys in both 1987 and 1988, selling over seven million copies with hit singles, Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes and You Can Call Me Al.
The choir was founded to help London’s African community to create a platform of excellence for African gospel singers and musicians, and popularise the African interpretations of gospel music.
Doors 7pm. Tickets, £25 from 01223 511511 or junction.co.uk.