From event organizer Elaine Reding | Co-sponsored by KRUU-FM:
Voices of Namibia: African Gold
On Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at 7:30 pm, the renowned African choir Voices of Namibia will thrill the audience at the Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts in Fairfield, Iowa, for an historic, one-night-only concert event.
Voices of Namibia from Windhoek, Namibia, in southwestern Africa will be in the U.S. to compete in the World Choir Games—the Olympics of global choral music and the largest of all international choral competitions.
At the last World Choir Games in 2010 in Shaoxing, China, Voices of Namibia won first-place Olympic Gold among more than 470 competing choirs. Roaring applause congratulated the choir when the gold was announced, and conductor Ernst van Biljon commented, "The vibe was amazing, the energy explosive, and the eruption of joy and tears when we heard of our victory—overwhelming!"[Click on "Read more" below to continue and for ticket info.]
The heartbeat of Voices of Namibia is the choir’s unique sound, distilled from a special blend of cultures and languages ranging from Afrikaans, Damara, Nama, Oshiwambo, Otjiherero, English, and German, all representing Namibia's diverse cultures and landscapes united in song.
The repertoire of Voices of Namibia includes a colorful array of world music, classical works, vocal jazz, and show tunes. From Mozart to Mambo, their unique sound, captivating rhythms, and brilliant joy shine through every song.
Namibians’ love for song has stood many Namibian choirs in good stead as they build cultural bridges across the borders of their country. In the case of Voices of Namibia, they could well be regarded as Namibia’s cultural ambassadors.
Tickets for the Voices of Namibia concert are only $12 and may be purchased online at the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center website at http://www.fairfieldacc.com or at the FACC box office.