Joyous Celebration at ICC

2010-07-02 00:00

SOUTH Africa’s multi-award winning gospel outfit Joyous Celebration will be visiting Durban for an evening of ­celestial music on July 31 at the Durban International Convention Centre.

Presented by Old Mutual for the third year running, this musical treat will feature the three founding members, a six-piece band and a strong choir.

As Jabu Hlongwane, who founded Joyous Celebration 14 years ago with Lindelani Mkhize and Mthunzi ­Namba, explains: “The theme of this year’s concerts is moving people ­towards worship without losing the normal Joyous feel”.

Audiences can expect to experience the outfit’s original music ­together with traditional favourites, laced with different languages and rhythms.

Joyous Celebration’s membership is fluid, changing at least once every two years as it is not so much a group as it is a concept or project to groom singers to enter the music industry ­independently.

“Our tradition has always been to look for new talent and develop and nurture it on the country’s biggest gospel music platform — that’s at the heart of what Joyous is all about,” says Hlongwane.

As part of Joyous Celebration’s ­ongoing drive to uncover new talent, aspiring gospel singers have the chance to show what they’re made of, with a view to possibly joining the group in 2011.

The auditions will take place from 9 am to 3 pm on July 29 at the Durban ICC Arena. Members of the public who would like to audition should visit www.joyous.co.za for more details, or they can head along to the venue on the day of the auditions and fill in an application form.

Ticket prices for the concert start at R150 and tickets can be bought at Computicket.

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