The Solidarity Express
The Solidarity Express is a group of musicians collaborating to deliver a message of hope and unity to the world at large.
Music is a constant emotively evolving art that feeds the mind, heart and soul. It continues to play a key role in driving change and creating social cohesion and harmony. Music allows cross cultural collaboration and provides a voice for the powerless. The intention is to convey positive energy to a world in desperate need of healing and aims to spread a feel-good solidarity factor.
Following on from The Liberation Project and with the core group based in South Africa, this high energy, multi-genre’d and multi-cultural musical offering focuses on sending a positive message of reconciliation and goodwill with like-minded artists and nations around the world.
Tebogo “AusTebza” Sedumedi
Black Moses Ngwenya
Kobus de Kock Jnr.
The Solidarity Express will be launched in a series of live concerts in Johannesburg soon.
The concerts will take the form of fundraisers for disadvantaged communities in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
They will be held in association with the Kgalema Motlanthe & HIP Alliance and the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation.
Details to follow soon ….
The Cuban Ministry of Culture has invited The Solidarity Express to represent South Africa and perform at the prestigious Cubadisco Festival. The tour will be called “The Solidarity Tour” and includes free concerts, community workshops and a recording session at the legendary EGREM Studios.
The tour is supported by the Department of Arts & Culture’s Touring Ventures Fund.
Details and dates to be announced soon ……
The album “Radio Ubuntu” will be released shortly and focuses on the common themes of unity, solidarity and empathy among people and nations. Stylistically it features songs in diverse musical genres such as mbaqanga, gospel, afro-soul, pop, afro-beat, highlife, rock, pop, zydeco, country, boeremusiek and reggae.
The first song “I Believe We Can Live in Harmony” is available from Expression Records as a free download from ????? for one month only via appletunes etc etc ????
The Album Radio Ubuntu addresses the issues of xenophobia, immigration, poverty and integration. Its intention is to convey a positive message of reconciliation and goodwill to a world in desperate need of healing.
It is available from Expression Records as a free download from ????? for one month only via ????
Executive Producers: Dan Chiorboli & Phil Manzanera.
Written by Dan Chiorboli, Andre Kriel & Femi Koya.
Arranged & Produced by Dan Chiorboli & Andre Kriel.
Engineered, Co-Produced & Mixed by John Lindemann @ JBL Studios, Johannesburg, South Africa.
- Phil Manzanera: Electric Guitar
- Dan Chiorboli: Percussion
- Andre Kriel: Acoustic Guitar & Lead Vocals (Bridge)
- Tebogo Sedumedi: Bass & Lead Vocals (Intro)
- Femi Koya: Saxophone & Lead Vocals (Verse)
- Black Moses Ngwenya: Hammond Organ
- Peter Djamba: Drums
- Justin Sasman: Trombone
- Felix Arimoro: Trumpet
- Cindy Alter: Backing Vocals
- Tamani Mbeya: Backing Vocals.
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