Sing for Africa

Shrewsbury Market Hall will be filled with song on Saturday 26th May, as a series of choirs ‘Sing for Africa’ in support of Shropshire-based charity Self Help Africa.

Performances will take place throughout the day, featuring Belvidere Secondary School, Severn Soul Harmony and Zap UK.

Steph Smith, Fundraising Executive at Self Help Africa, said they were pleased to be marking ‘Africa Day’ with such a musical event;

“African culture is full of song and dance, so what better way to celebrate Africa Day than with our Sing for Africa fundraiser. Self Help Africa volunteers will be collecting donations whilst the choirs perform.”

Roxane Smith, choir leader, said “My choirs love singing African songs as they feel the music to be freer and full of vitality. The songs from the Congo will be led by Mahdia Daulne, originally from the Congo but bought up in Belgium. She has been sharing this music form for many years since she sang with the 80’s pop band Zap Mama. It will be well worth a visit to the Market Hall to hear these choirs sing and celebrate the pleasure of singing African Songs.”

Belvidere Secondary School will perform at 11.30am - 12.00pm and 12.30pm - 1.00pm, followed by Severn Soul Harmony and Zap UK from 2.45pm - 3.30pm.

Self Help Africa is an international development charity that works through agriculture to end hunger and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. They support smallholder farmers to grow more and earn more from their land. They currently work in eight African countries, supporting more than 300,000 rural poor households.