About us

This 20 member internationally acclaimed ensemble formed in 2005 presents a new powerful 90 minute show called Mandela in me, which celebrates the legacy of the world icon, Nelson Mandela. The show promotes his message of forgiveness, love, peace and tolerance around the world through music and dance.

This multi-talented choir originates from South Africa’s largest black community in the South Western Township (Soweto) which is alive with a vibrant energy and rich in diverse cultures and political history. Soweto was designed to segregate the black communities during the apartheid era, but the resilience and spirit of the people triumphed and brought them together, making it the home of South African freedom music.

Mandela in Me is directed by EMMY Award winner Jimmy Mulovhedzi who is also Musical Director of the multi-GRAMMY Award winners; the Soweto Gospel Choir brings a true fusion of South African spirit and cultures through colourful African costumes, featuring spectacular vocals, poetry, jaw-dropping tribal dances and vibrant traditional drums accompanied by a 4 piece band in an unparalleled blend of styles and sound.

Memeza performs songs which were popular during Nelson Mandela’s lifetime including freedom songs which played a vital role in bringing an end to Apartheid. The intensely energetic and moving performance combines original African and international songs to create a unique musical experience that leave audiences emotionally charged and asking for more.

The show is filled with hits such as Merriam Makeba’s Pata-pata and the Click song, Hugh Masekela’s Khawuleza and Release Nelson Mandela, Billy Joel’s River of Dreams Jimmy Cliff’s Many Rivers to cross, Bob Marley’s Redemption song, Labi Siffre’s Something inside so strong many more. This spirited ensemble has entertained audiences in countries like in Canada, China, Scotland, and Austria.

Memeza believes in interacting with their audience by engaging them in singing and dancing throughout the show….. Our fans should expect and electrifying performance which will take them through a rollercoaster of emotions and in the end they’ll all be singing one word, UNITY!!!