Inala (Touring) / Soweto Gospel Choir

at Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

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Following its sell-out success at the Edinburgh International Festival and two major UK tours, the international smash hit music and dance sensation INALA, returns to Edinburgh starring two-time Grammy® Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir, with choreography by multi award-winning Mark Baldwin OBE and current and former members of The Royal Ballet and Rambert.

Performed by a company of 26 dancers, singers and musicians, INALA (meaning ‘abundance of goodwill’ in Zulu) blends visceral dance with intricate rhythms of Zulu tradition to deliver a powerfully uplifting live experience not to be missed.


Inala appearing at this event

Following a phenomenal 2014 tour and sell-out run at the Edinburgh International Festival, four time Grammy® Award-winning South African choral legends Ladysmith Black Mambazo join multi-award-winning choreographer Mark Baldwin in this unique artistic collaboration. Featuring world class current and former dancers from The Royal Ballet and Rambert, this critically acclaimed production embraces an exhilarating fusion of South African and Western cultures live on stage. Inala’s original score is composed by Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Joseph Shabalala and Ella Spira, blending the intricate rhythms and infectious harmonies of their native musical roots with live percussion, piano and strings. Mark Baldwin’s choreography unites Zulu traditions with classical ballet and contemporary dance, performed by an exceptional company of 18 dancers and singers. Inala delivers a spiritually uplifting live experience, powered by a cultural explosion of music, song and dance.

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Soweto Gospel Choir

Soweto Gospel Choir appearing at this event

The Soweto Gospel Choir mixes earthy rhythms with rich harmonies to uplift the soul and express the energy, fire and spirit of South Africa. Winners of the best gospel choir award in 2003 by the American Gospel Music Awards and grammy award winners in 2007 for their album 'Blessed'. They have also sung alongside Robert Plant, Bono and Peter Gabriel. Incredible singers, dancer and drummers.

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