Songs of Freedom
London African Gospel Choir + Akeim Toussaint Buck + Ben Comeau Ensemble + Claudina Edwards + Masashi Fujimoto
Free– please book online
Admission is free, but booking is essential.
Tickets available with:
Above with Music Glue (e-tickets only)
All times are subject to change on the night
18:00 - Doors, Bar and Margins Cafe serving hot homemade food open
19:00 - Event Begins
21:30 - Event Ends
Please note, as it is Good Friday, the Union Chapel Bar will close at 22:30.
Margins Cafe serves hot homemade food. It is open to all ticket holders when doors open at 18:00, and no reservations are needed.
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As our venue is entirely seated and seating is unreserved it is best to arrive early.
Songs of Freedom
Union Chapel Church’s Good Friday event has become a popular addition to the Chapel’s year. Featuring Gospel, Jazz and contemporary music, together with poetry and dance, this year’s event will be as inspiring as previous ones have been. Based around the Bob Marley classic Redemption Song, the evening is a celebration of the resilience of communities in struggle.
London African Gospel Choir was co-founded by Crystal Kassi to help London’s African community promote the gospel, create a platform of excellence for African gospel singers and musicians, and popularise the African interpretations of gospel music. The live repertoire includes traditional and original songs from all regions in Africa in local languages and in English, but also incorporates interpretations of African–American classics.
Akeim Toussaint Buck is a multifaceted performing artist based in the UK. He specialises in dance theatre, beatbox, spoken word and song. Akeim's aim as an artist is to entertain and enlighten, through projects focussed on creative resilience within communities and by cultivating stories told by himself and the people.
Ben Comeau Ensemble Ben Comeau divides his time between piano, organ, composition and jazz. Ben is becoming a regular organist and composer of new music for Union Chapel Church. He will be playing piano with the other members of the Ensemble: Tom Barford (sax), Inga Eichler (bass) and Zoot Warren (drums).
Claudina Edwards performs within a number of genre, jazz, gospel and worship songs. She has toured and performed widely with the London International Gospel Choir. She is a resident singer at Union Chapel Church and will be perform new material written for the Chapel.
Masashi Fujimoto is well known to C4 and Fox USA viewers as the host of the entertainment programme "Banzai". He is a new style of multi-skilled performer, as comfortable in the opera productions, Christmas pantomime, in theatre, films and classical music. He is a regular performer at Union Chapel, composing, arranging and performing new music for the church.
You Press is a social enterprise based in London that works with creative artists to support young people to bring their words, art and talent to a wider audience. Their projects involve empowering young people to find their voice and be heard. This involves challenging stereotypes and stigmas. Their performers at this event are: Aisling Fahey, Asabi Hawah, Asha Lul Mohammoud, Marianna Zappi and Raggo Zulu Rebel