Soundstreams Canada present: Music of the Rainbow Nation

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
8:00 pm
Starting at $37.50

About This Event

Inspired by Nelson Mandela’s dream and Desmond Tutu’s hope when he named post-apartheid South Africa the “Rainbow Nation,” the evening explores Canadian and South African cultural identity through song and theatre.

We welcome actors Kim Sanssoucie and Batsile Ramasodi from Johannesburg. The pair will offer dramatic recitations of Mandela’s journals and diaries, attesting to the legacy of his dream.

The concert features Juno Award-winning vocalist Lorraine Klaasen and her ensemble, The Rainbow Chorus, rising opera star Justin Hopkins, and a brilliant percussion ensemble led by Ryan Scott.

Experience the world premiere of a choral piece by Canadian composer Gabriel Dharmoo, works by South African composers Bongani Ndodana-Breen and Kevin Volans, interpretations of songs by Miriam Makeba, and selections from Kurt Weill’s Lost in the Stars.