London Gospel Choir to sing Paul Simon’s Graceland album at Cambridge Junction
PUBLISHED: 10:26 09 June 2017 | UPDATED: 10:31 09 June 2017
Thirty years after it was made, the whole of Paul Simon’s album Graceland will be sung live by The London African Gospel Choir at Cambridge Junction on Friday, June 9.
The performance will be backed with live music from the choir’s own band.
After coming across a bootleg cassette of South African township music in the early ‘80s, Paul Simon was smitten by the infectious and irresistible rhythms. He travelled to Johannesburg, spending two weeks there recording with the cream of South African musicians.
That session went on to form the basis of Simon’s most commercially successful album ever. The record won Grammys in 1987 and 1988, selling five million copies in the United States and 2.5 million copies in the UK, and led to hit singles Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes, The Boy in the Bubble and You Can Call Me Al.
The London African Gospel Choir is a collective of African singers, musicians and dancers who focus on African gospel music. They have performed with Emeli Sandé, Mumford and Sons and, Annie Lennox and recorded with Idris Elba and Johnny Legend, headlining at the O2 Arena.
Doors 7pm. Tickets £19.50 from 01223 511511 or junction.co.uk