On 22nd October 2021, the African Choir of Norfolk officially launched with its debut performance at the Autumn Festival of Norfolk – a year celebrating the festival’s 10th anniversary. The show was a sell-out and received a wonderfully warm reception.
Under the leadership of the inspirational Zimbabwean singer Anna Mudeka, the Choir took the audience through the African plains with iconic songs. The night was filled with movement, drumming, dancing, ululation, and lots of audience participation. The performance was where Imbude singing made famous by groups such as Lady Smith Black Mambazo and Black Umfolosi meets Yoruba women’s choir. A truly memorable experience for both the performers and the
Our first performance ever was on the 6th September 2021 to mark the incredible launch of the Autumn Festival of Norfolk’s 10th year! All the zoom rehearsals finally paid off in abundance, what a treat to perform to a live audience and the response! Although we were limited in our numbers due to covid restrictions , what we did, we did with style. The official launch in October however saw us all on stage for an incredibly memorable night. Thank you so much to everyone who came together to make it possible.
– Anna Mudeka, Director of the African Choir of Norfolk