Musical sensation 'AFRICA UMOJA - The Spirit of Togetherness' conquers US theate
- Musical sensation 'AFRICA UMOJA - The Spirit of Togetherness' conquers US theater stages
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The awardwinning South African musical show `AFRICA UMOJA The Spirit of Togetherness' is coming to the US for its first 8-City tour in North America, premiering at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles, California on June 19, 2013.
Traveling on the beats of drums, from the dusty streets of Soweto to all the corners of the world's best and biggest stages, AFRICA UMOJA tells the moving tale of indigenous South African music, its people and their song - from the earliest rhythms to kwaito.
The 40-piece cast made up from a myriad of South African cultures is presenting beautiful costumes and award winning, internationally acclaimed choreography. AFRICA UMOJA is a loud, colorful and jubilant celebration of life that audiences from all backgrounds have found infectiously delightful and uplifting.
Thirty countries have embraced the traditional love songs, lullabies and other musical expressions of rural life.
They have celebrated and cried along with the passionate voices that tell the story of Sophiatown - the story of love, community, forced removals and hardship. All while the feet continue to stomp along with the explosions of gumboot dancing to music reflecting the pain of the migrant laborers and their families.
The reminiscent sounds of vibrant jazz that forced its way free from the constraints of the times and a thread of gospel music running through the tale recalls the huge helpings of faith and courage. This saw black South Africans through some of the country's stormiest historical passages.
AFRICA UMOJA is continuing its journey in North America, with shows in Los Angeles, San Diego, Dallas, New Orleans, Atlanta, Charlotte NC, Washington DC and Toronto, Canada.
For tour dates and tickets, please visit: www.umojausatour.com or go to www.ticketmaster.com