MTN Joyous Celebration sounds the call to heal the nation
With the launch of their 21st instalment this Easter, MTN Joyous Celebration sounds the call for all South Africans and people across the globe to pray for healing.
In December 2016, MTN Joyous Celebration joined hands and hearts with The Potter’s House of Dallas, TX, under the leadership of Bishop T.D. Jakes for a memorable and unprecedented recording. This event has given birth to the ensembles’ 21st album, aptly themed “Heal our Land” and comes at a time when our nation and the world at large needs much healing.
According to co-founder, Pastor Jabu Hlongwane, the recording and the much-anticipated album is a seed that Joyous Celebration jointly and prayerfully planted together with The Potter’s House. “May it germinate. May it reach every heart across the globe and bear fruits that will bring healing to our land,” he says. “We ask everyone to join us to pray for the healing we so desperately need.”
Celebrating over two decades of great, heart-stopping gospel music that has captivated audiences across the world, the internationally acclaimed ensemble will kick off their Joyous 21 tour in Johannesburg, offering a three-night spectacle from 14 to 16 April 2017 at Carnival City Casino.
“We are celebrating our 21st anniversary, and there is a lot to be excited about or this year’s tour because we are coming of age. The response we encountered in the USA during the recording and the support, prayers and well wishes from people here at home and across the globe was phenomenal. For this, we are truly humbled and believe that not only will the world receive our latest offering with enthusiasm but will also strongly relate and resonate with the “Heal our Land” message”, states co-founder, conductor and producer, Lindelani Mkhize.
“We have come a long way with MTN Joyous Celebration and are proud to be associated with this award-winning ensemble as they come of age with their 21st offering to their multitudes of fans. We have no doubt that this will be the biggest tour in the group’s history and we hope everyone will join hands and spread the “Heal our Land” message that MTN Joyous Celebration will be sharing with communities” concluded Larry Annetts, Chief Consumer Officer at MTN SA.
And keeping up with their tradition and passion of nurturing, developing and introducing fresh talent, the production also welcomes “newbies” Siyakha Tshayela (Alto), Khaya Sibanyoni and Gospel Silinda (Tenors), Frank Mavhimara (Guitar), Junior Petja (Keyboard), Khola Phalatse (Bass Guitar) and an additional 3 extremely talented and gifted members to their brass section.
Tickets for the Carnival City show are running out, purchase your tickets at TicketPro and related outlets including Postnet stores from R190 per person. Tickets for the rest of the tour, will be available from 31 March 2017 at Computicket and Shoprite / Checkers outlets nationwide.
2017 Joyous 21 National Tour Schedule
|Date||Venue||City / Province|
|14 – 16 April||Carnival City||Johannesburg, Gauteng|
|5 – 6 May||NMMU Missionvale||Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape|
|2 – 3 June||Good Hope Christian Church, Ottery||Cape Town, Western Cape|
|30 June & 1 July||Banquet Hall||Middelburg, Mpumalanga|
|29 July||Sun City||Rustenburg, North West|
|4 – 5 August||ICC Durban Arena||Durban, KwaZulu-Natal|
|2 September||Vista Arena UFS||Bloemfontein, Free State|
|8 September||Phalaphala FM Gospel Festival||Thohoyandou, Limpopo|
|28 October||TBC||Kimberley, Northern Cape|