Gospel joy hits Kby

2015-11-25 06:22

INTERNATIONAL multi-award-winning group Joyous Celebration is set to return to Kimberley a year after one of their members, Thembelihle “Sukazi” Mbanjwa, had passed on in a car crash on the way back home from a gig in Kimberley to Johannesburg.

According to Zikie Molusi, organiser of the event, this provides impetus for the show to celebrate Mbanjwa’s life.

This year’s inspirational theme, Back to the Cross (Joyous 19), explains the team’s focus for the year: looking back to where everything started – the cross.

“This is translated through the music as the group will perform favourite old and familiar Sunday school hymns that fans know and love, but this time they will have a new feel or the Joyous Injection, as well as new compositions which our fans love and have been enjoying for the past 19 years,” says Jabu Hlongwane of Joyous Celebration.

Joyous 19 is a fresh contemporary take on old South African gospel songs that come to life through the remarkably talented voices of Joyous Celebration, coupled with audience interaction.

The group promises to enthrall their fans with an uninterrupted four-hour performance.

The group will share the stage with the Jaziel Brothers with their ever-iconic performance at the Mittah Seperepere Convention Centre in Kimberley on Saturday (28/11).

The local groups supporting these acts will be Kimberley’s latest sensation Dineo Ramailane, who goes by the stage name Dineo Ramscious.

To spice up the event, the crowd will be entertained with exhilarating popular chorus songs by the rapidly-growing Kimberley Youth Choir, made up of various Roman Catholic Churches’ youth choirs.

Local patrons are expected to be excited by this event, which is steadily becoming a flagship event for the city, at the prospect of witnessing the sensational performance in their own backyard, without having to travel out of the province to watch their favourite artists.

Kimberley is represented boldly by renowned singer, actor and songwriter Puleng March, who grew up in Galeshewe, popularly known as the old No. 2.

Participating in their maiden performance in Kimberley, leading singing duo the Jaziel Brothers are Luthando and Ntobeko Ngcizela, whose variety of sounds continue to make waves in the music industry.

Ntobeko and Luthando are the brains behind Lesego’s South African Music Awards (Sama) winning album, My Music.

When the music stars take to the stage, they will also spread the message around the fight against alcohol and drug abuse, as well as women and child abuse.

Community members and church members will also use this platform to rally and raise their voice against these social ills in the city and the province.

It is expected that the event will add further impetus to the tourism strategy of Kimberley and the Northern Cape by using events as a catalyst to drive economic growth and development.

Tickets are available at Shoprite and Computicket and the various churches that have partnered with the event organisers to sell tickets as part of fund raising for social causes in the community.

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