Joyous Celebration, a South African gospel supergroup, recorded their 21st album Saturday at Dallas-based mega church, The Potter’s House, home of Bishop T.D. Jakes.
“We’re closing the middle passage between South Africa and America, and we’re uniting together, and becoming what Jesus prayed: that we might be one,” said Jakes during his opening remarks.
The prolific preacher and best-selling author first connected with members of Joyous Celebration, one of South Africa’s most successful acts, while hosting Mega Fest in South Africa.
He invited them to come to America.
Both Jakes and the group’s leader, Lindelani Mkhize, were excited about the collaboration with the GRAMMY® Award-winning Potter’s House choir.
“We have been one historically. We were one in suffering. We were one in strife. We were one in pain. We have similar testimonies,” continued Jakes in front of a captive audience.
The recording, dubbed “Bishop T.D. Jakes Presents Heal Our Land with The Potters House choir and Joyous Celebration,” will introduce many unfamiliar Americans to the South African ensemble that is already a household name in African countries including Swaziland, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Kenya Cameroon, Namibia, and Nigeria.
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SOURCE: EEW Magazine