The London African Gospel Choir performing Paul Simon’s Graceland in Manchester this November

Posted on 29 September 2018
By Khyle Deen
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Every venue that puts tickets on sale, sells out in an instant…! Last year, all 8 shows the Jazz Cafe put on sale hit capacity, receiving rave reviews.

30 years after its release, the 19 members of the London African Gospel Choir, together with their amazing band, perform their own powerful twist on Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’, 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 & spawning 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 richness & harmony of the Choir’s rhythmic, evocative & empowering, voices have created an overwhelming musical event, for anyone lucky enough to experience this special performance of Paul Simon’s Graceland.

What the people say: “What a life enhancing evening!”, “The most uplifting, energising evening I’ve had in years”, “So many great songs so beautifully performed with so much energy and so many happy smiles”, “It should be prescribed on the NHS”.

For further information on THE LONDON AFRICAN GOSPEL CHOIR, check out the following websites / social media links:

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Tickets for the NORWICH – Waterfront show are available from:

Friday 2nd November 2018

NORWICH – Waterfront
Box Office No: 01603 508050
Website –
Doors – 6.30pm
Ticket price – £22.50

Tickets for the MANCHESTER – Academy 2 show are available from:

Saturday 3rd November 2018

MANCHESTER – Academy 2
Box Office No: 0161 832 1111
Website –
Doors – 7.30pm
Ticket price – £22.50