Edinburgh Multicultural Festival 2020: African Classics

Morgan Njobo and African Connections present ‘ African Classics’

Vocal Ensemble Project developed by Morgan Njobo and African Connections CIC as part of the 2020 Edinburgh Multicultural Festival Programme supported by The City of Edinburgh Council (October 2020).

The concert presents songs of resilience, hope and joy featuring South African vocalists visiting or based in Edinburgh: Natalie Toyne, Zanele Ndlovu, Oratile Letsholo, Lwando Bam, Khanyisani Beato, and Morgan Njobo.

‘Paradise Road’ (Joy, South Africa, 1980) Lead Vocals: Natalie Toyne, Zanele Ndlovu, Oratile Letsholo

‘Something Inside (So Strong)’ (Labi Siffre, UK, 1987) Lead Vocals: Lwando Bam, Khanyisani Beato, Morgan Njobo, Oratile Letsholo

‘Caravan of Love’ (Isley-Jasper-Isley, USA, 1985) Lead Vocals: Oratile Letsholo, Khanyisani Beato, Zanele Ndlovu, Natalie Toyne

‘Malaika’ (Adam Salim, Tanzania, 1945) Lead Vocals: Oratile Letsholo, Morgan Njobo, Lwando Bam

‘Weeping’ (Bright Blue, South Africa, 1988) Lead Vocals: Khanyisani Beato, Lwando Bam, Oratile Letsholo, Natalie Toyne

‘Neria’ (Oliver Mtukudzi, Zimbabwe, 1993) Lead Vocals: Zanele Ndlovu, Morgan Njobo, Oratile Letsholo, Accompaniment: Ramcise Modie ‘Not yet Uhuru’ (Letta Mbulu, South Africa, 1996) Lead Vocals: Khanyisani Beato, Zanele Ndlovu, Oratile Letsholo, Natalie Toyne

‘Jerusalema’ (Master KG, South Africa, 2019) Lead Vocals: Lwando Bam, Khanyisani Beato, Morgan Njobo Banana Row Studios, Leith, Edinburgh (Scotland) ‘

‘Different Colours’ (Lucky Dube, South Africa, 1993) Lead Vocals: Morgan Njobo, Oratile Letsholo, Zanele Ndlovu, Natalie Toyne Filmed at Banana Row Studios, Leith, Edinburgh (Scotland).

Music arrangements and production: Morgan Njobo and Ramcise Modie.

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Camera: Piotr Motyka, Kat Długosz

Audio Visuals: Robert Motyka

Edit: Piotr Motyka, Robert Motyka