It comes as no surprise that the choir was invited to perform at the event, which will be held in New York. The event is to honour the life of Mandela and also look back at what South Africa has achieved in the past two decades of Democracy.

Amongst its many achievements, the Soweto Gospel choir has performed with the likes of Bono and U2, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Celine Dion to mention a few.

At the event, Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman will also give a dramatic reading of letters, speeches and readings by the former struggle icon, while Former US President Bill Clinton will deliver a special tribute speech on Mandela’s life and what South Africa has achieved in the last 20 years.

The event also hopes to raise funds for the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, which was opened in November 2013 to preserve the memory of Mandela.

A second international tribute for Mandela is expected to take place in March in Westminster Abbey in London — the first of its kind in the UK for a foreign citizen.

Mandela passed away on 5 December 2013.

Additional source: Bizcommunity