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Vashwan Mitchell returns to South Africa for a gospel spectacle

Not a stranger to the African soil, American Gospel Sensation Vashawn Mitchell gears for yet another date with South African gospel fanatics this October 27th

American gospel sensation Vashawn Mitchell is headed to South Africa where the celebrated worshiper will headline the fifth edition of Gospel Goes Classical Concert (GGCC), set for the Carnival City on October 27.

Themed: AFRICA WORSHIP, the concert which will culminate in a live DVD recording will see local and international acts join hands in a spectacular night of praise and worship aimed at celebrating God and the uniqueness of African gospel flavor.

Vashawn Mitchell onstage accepting his 2012 Stellar Awards win

The two time Grammy award nominee, who recorded his last album, Secret Place (Live in South Africa in 2016), will be joined on stage by megastars among them, Ghanaian gospel singer, Joe Mettle, former Joyous Celebration lead singer Ntokozo Mbambo, Takie Ndou, Yvonne May, Sicelo Moya, Classical Worship Choir, Tshepo Price, among many others.

Speaking to NOWinSA ahead of the show, Doctor Makhubele of Dlophe Records assured that gospel music fans can expect a night of praise and worship from some of the best international and local acts as the concert celebrates its fifth anniversary this year.
“Gospel Classical Concert brings a unique presentation of gospel music emanating from the combination of orchestra, choir, and a five-piece band. All gospel lovers coming to the show can expect a truly heavenly sound in an authentic worship of the most high It will be an experience of a lifetime,” she said.

Makhubele says having presented the show (GGCC) for the past four years, it was important to involve not only local and international acts into the mix, but to also include musicians from across the continent. “Our aim is to get all Africans to worship God the African way, which is why we took time to listen to music from across the continents. Vashawan’s song, God is Good remains one of the biggest songs and we felt it would be great to feature him perform with us as Carnival City after he recorded his last album here in South Africa in 2016,” he said.

Siyabonga Sithole
Siyabonga Sithole
An award-winning journalist, Siyabonga Sithole honed his journalistic skills as a student in media studies at Unisa (2010- 2012), with a keen interest in live jazz music. His background as arts and culture journalist for The City Press (Media24) and previously as a senior entertainment writer for The New Age has enabled him to refine his writing skills with a sharp eye for cultural trends.
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