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  • The film screens August 21st, 9:15 p.m. at the National Navy Memorial Museum, (Burke Theater), 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC.
  • And at 10:45 p.m. enjoy a live performance of Sharon Katz & The Peace Train Band.
  • You can buy tickets for this event here.

When Nelson Mandela was finally released from prison, courageous South African musicians broke through Apartheid’s barriers to form a 500-voice, multiracial children’s choir. Threatened with bombs and thwarted at every turn, they prevailed and railroaded across the country aboard The Peace Train. Singing their way into the hearts, minds and soul of a divided nation amidst a civil war, they promoted a peaceful transition to democracy and went on to become Mandela’s face of the new rainbow nation. When Voices Meet documents the trials, tribulations and triumphs of those musician activists and young choir members. They performed together for seven years; never lost touch with one another; and then reunited 20 years later. Sharon Katz – It was music that brought the disparate groups together, and the harmony of their voices became emblematic of the new South Africa. Original songs in the trailer’s soundtrack include We Are The Children of South Africa.

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One Response to “When Voices Meet” is proud to be nominated for 3 awards at World Music & Independent Film Festival in Washington, DC.

  • Carol Fenton says:

    I know this is going to be a documentary of South Africa’s history, and will be a lesson to the world on how to treat one another for a peaceful world.

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