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Boston Premier of Award-Winning Documentary Feature Film

When Voices Meet

And Discussion with Filmmaker, Musician,and Music Therapist, Sharon Katz

One Divided Country. One United Choir. One Courageous Journey.

For more information and to watch the trailer, please visit: http://whenvoicesmeet.com

They said it couldn’t – and shouldn’t – be done. South Africa was in flames from political violence, and the apartheid government wasn’t willing to transition to a nonracial democracy. But as thousands lined the streets around Durban City Hall in 1993 to attend the original “When Voices Meet” concert with its 500-voice multicultural choir and band, the way forward became clear. And when those courageous musicians were joined by Ladysmith Black Mambazo to take their message across the country aboard The Peace Train, there was no turning back. What happened then, and what’s happening in the country now, are depicted in the compelling and joyful 2015 documentary film, When Voices Meet, starring Tony-award winning actor John Kani, Abigail Kubeka, Sharon Katz, Nonhlanhla Wanda and the cast of The Peace Train.

When Voices Meet is set at the time when Nelson Mandela was finally released from prison. South African musician and music therapist Sharon Katz joined with singer and educator Nonhlanhla Wanda to form a 500-voice multiracial choir to break through Apartheid’s barriers. Threatened with bombs and thwarted at every turn, they prevailed and railroaded across the country aboard The Peace Train.

Singing their way into the hearts, minds and soul of the divided country in the midst of a civil war, they promoted a peaceful transition to democracy and went on to become Mandela’s face of the new nation by performing at special events in South Africa, Washington, DC and all across America.

When Voices Meet documents the trials, tribulations and triumphs of those musician activists and young choir members. They performed together for seven years and then reunited 20 years later to tell their stories and reflect upon The Peace Train’s impact. It’s a joyful, inspiring story of hope and determination despite tremendous obstacles, including lessons that apply to American issues today.

Please RSVP ~ Walk-ins welcome!

Any questions, please email Beth Tallett at etallett@lesley.edu

Sponsored by Lesley University's Institute for Arts and Health, INclusion Committee and Global Education Center

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