The Scottish-African choir present upbeat, vibrant songs from a new musical set in Scotland and Zimbabwe.
Shona the Musical Choir is a Scottish/African choir based in Edinburgh, presenting original songs from Shona the Musical, a cross-cultural love story that transcends racial barriers. Members are drawn from a variety of backgrounds from the Scottish African diaspora, as well as local Scots who have an affinity for African culture. The choir’s unique songs bring alive the vibrancy, splendour and joyous harmonies of Africa, with an eclectic western twist.
The story and music of Shona the Musical are inspired by historical events and the socio-political turmoil of Robert Mugabe’s rule of Zimbabwe. Expect a mix of melodic songs, energetic African drumming, joyful dancing, spectacular costumes and harmonious singing. This is a contemporary portrayal of intersecting cultures in Scotland, reflecting the country’s increasingly diverse population. Fans of The Lion King, Soweto Gospel Choir or Paul Simon and Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s Graceland album will not want to miss out.
Made possible through the PLACE programme
Neo Vilakazi in collaboration with Neo Productions present Shona the Musical Choir
Neo Vilakazi Lyricist, Composer & Artistic Director
Morgan Njobo & Ramcise Modie (DJ Ramsy) Co-composers
Costume Design – Neo & Kholwani Vilakazi
Zanele 'Zaney' Ndlovu
DJ Ramsy Bass Guitar
Franco Giovanetti Keyboards
Matheus Barros Electric Guitar
Peter Farrugia Drums
Street-Rat Djembe & Percussion