Direct from Dakar, Senegal! The Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir, a company of 15 singers and 4 traditional Senegalese Drummers, make their State Theatre debut! Program will include "Amazing Grace," "The Storm is Passing Over," "Day Oh," and more. The Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir was founded in 1950 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization's Ambassador Artist for Peace, Julien Jouga (1931-2001). Today it is led by Music Director Ambroise N'Diong, and is composed of the Cathedral's chorale, that of St. Joseph's of Medina. Each Sunday, in the heart of Dakar's most working-class neighborhood, the choir interprets gospel spirituals, traditional African Songs, and the magnificent masses that Julien Jouga composed in his country's four national languages: Ouolof, Diola, Sérère, and Portugese Creole.
Saturday - October 18, 2014
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