South African Grammy Award winning choir, Soweto Choir is set to release a new album titled FREEDOM to mark the posthumous birthday of Nelson Mandela.
The former South African president who died on December 5th 2013 at the age of 95, would have turned 100 on July 18th.
The choir which emerged on the global music scene in 2002, will release the much-anticipated album on September 14th.
According to the choir:
The significance of Nelson Mandela’s 100th commemoration to South Africans is, firstly and foremost a reminder of the role played by Nelson Mandela in moving South Africa from a position of being an undemocratic, oppressive society to one of a peaceful co-existence for all racial groups. Mandela represents love, peace, forgiveness and strength to the choir. He is a symbol of inspiration to the Choir.
Freedom is the sixth Shanachie Entertainment recording, and it is a fascinating collection of freedom songs from South Africa and beyond.
The choir which was invited in 2014 to perform at the Memorial Service for Nelson Mandela at Westminster Abbey and selected to sing at the memorial service for Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in 2018 is also set to embark on a chart-buster tour on October 4, 2018 in the United Stated of America.