BBC’s Batswana choir comes to Lower Clapton

Choir from BBC’s No. 1 Ladies’ Detective agency perform in Hackney next Friday night

An African choir featured on a BBC show will perform a sizzling show next Friday in Lower Clapton, as part of its UK tour.

The Sedibeng Choral Society from Botswana provided the music to the BBC’s hit TV show, No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency – based on a series of novels about Batswana detective Mma Precious Ramotswe.

On their first trip to the UK, The Sedibeng Choral Society will stage a choreographed performance in St John at Hackney Church, called ‘Made in Botswana’, including traditional and contemporary African music.

They will perform with community choir, Hackney Singers, in whose homes they will stay.


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The choir’s tour - which will also visit Stockholm and Newcastle - will promote the launch of Mma Ramotswe’s Cookery Book, with proceeds going to charity.

The evening of African and European music takes place at St John at Hackney Church in Lower Clapton Road on Friday October 8.

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Tickets cost �10 or �8 concessions. For more information see www.hackneysingers.org.uk

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