From The Fringe

From The Fringe: Soweto Afro Pop Opera

By | Published on Wednesday 26 August 2015

Soweto Afro Opera

Each day this month we are looking at some of the shows, performers and events being championed at the Edinburgh Festival this year by our sister magazine ThreeWeeks.

And today ‘Soweto Afro-Pop Opera’ at the C venue, which may sound like a mish-mash of genres, but really it’s anything but. Says our reviewer: “This trio delight with their obvious joy for performance, combining soulful vocals with infectious personalities to demonstrate the huge variety and versatility of South African music”

She goes on: “From the traditional ‘pata-pata’ to ‘Ave Maria’, they show the influences of the western world on the sounds of their own country. They’re great characters, keeping the audience totally enthralled as they flit between slower and livelier pieces”.

The show runs at C at the Edinburgh Fringe until 31 Aug.