Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
3 minute read
6 Apr 2021
5:16 am

It was not an Easter weekend without cheer

Brian Sokutu

For the world-acclaimed gospel music group, MTN Joyous Celebration, the Easter weekend offered an opportunity to showcase its 25th album.

Joyous Celebration musician Andile Thabethe performs with the group at the Joburg Theatre, 1 April 2021. MTN Joyous released their 25th album titled 'Still We Rise' on the 26 March and recently signed with Universal Music and Motown Gospel in the USA. Picture; Nigel Sibanda

Who said the Covid-19 Easter would be a dull affair? Despite being over 12 months into a pandemic that has seen stringent lockdowns negatively impacting on crowd-attracting events in South Africa, this year’s Easter was not all that lifeless. South Africans have now become accustomed to entertainment within Covid-19 boundaries, preferring online or live performances – adhering to a minimum number of people in attendance. Whether in Johannesburg or Cape Town, the Easter break had something for everyone. For the world-acclaimed gospel music group, MTN Joyous Celebration, the Easter weekend offered an opportunity to showcase its 25th album during a...