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Concert review: Mosaic's Soul Sessions all about faith, forgiveness, kindness and love

Published on Mar 13, 2014 9:52 AM

Love is a four-letter word and it’s the most powerful one – that’s the takeaway message you learnt after experiencing Vusi Mahlasela and Charles Bradley.

The Mosaic Music Festival double bill involving two inspiring messengers – the first from South Africa, the second from America – was not just a sonic treat, it was also a baptism of faith, forgiveness, everyday kindness, reconciliation, redistribution of morals, and, yes, love.

The two had gone to hell and back, and are now preaching universal healing. 

Mahlasela, hailed by his people as “The Voice”, witnessed his nation’s apartheid atrocities, whereas Bradley, a former James Brown impersonator, lived on the street, almost died from a penicillin allergy and saw his brother die in a shooting.

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