Mango Groove will be back at Kirstenbosch Gardens for a once off concert on Sunday, December 13. In the words of Claire Johnston, “An invitation to return to Kirstenbosch is one we could never refuse. Performing at this exquisite venue is something we always look forward to, and every time we are more and more blown away with the love and support we get at the show.’’
While audiences can expect to hear the uber-familiar Mango hits catalogue in all its South African glory, the exciting news from the band is that they will be performing their brand new single ‘Faces to the Sun’, the group’s first new release in over six years.
The single is the first of several that will be released from the group’s forthcoming album, ‘Sing the Beloved Country’. The album has been over four years in the making, and represents a celebration of SA songs through the decades, featuring Mango Groove and key collaborations with some of South Africa’s most legendary and timeless artists.
“Wow; we cannot put into words how excited we are about this release. In between a lot of touring over the last few years, we have been putting in huge amounts of time in the studio,” says Claire Johnston.
“‘Faces to the Sun’ was written very recently, on the back of us recording over 22 songs, and it all came together very quickly. It’s a really big sounding, open air, blue sky summer song with a real Mango sound, but it’s equally very much a reflection on being South African today, and above all it’s a call for positivity and celebration,” adds the singer.
* The concert will kick off at 5.30pm and last until 7pm. Gates will open at 4pm.
For bookings, visit www.webtickets.co.za.
Call 021 799 8783 for more information.