The internationally recognised MTN Joyous Celebration gave us their new album this year. The Motown gospel group spoiled their super fans, close friends, and media to the live recording of Joyous Celebration 26: Joy. They release the live performance for their single Yaweh on YouTube. The video is to premier this afternoon at 16:00.
An intimate night where MTN Joyous Celebration performed its 15-track live album including solos from new fan-favourite voices, Snenhlahla Mncwabe and Zukiswa Hlongwane, while it also bringing back soloists Vuyelwa Oke, Siyakha Khitha on Aseyavuleka, Penelope Mkhize on Umlondolozi and Nozipho Phiri on UJesu Aw Limnandi.
Already released from the album and creating a buzz in anticipation for JC 26 were the ensemble singles Mnini Mandla Onke and most recently Wakhazimula as the second single pre-add of the album, as the choir readies the release of its full-length live recorded album, fans will be spoiled with the entire 15 tracks filled with praise and worship hymns referencing spiritual music from all across the continent.
Whether it’s the original title song Joy, led by Lynnzay Baatjies, or the Western African inspired praise singleNa You Be God led by Eric Moyo, or the group’s charismatic contemporary single Wenza Wenzake. Joyous Celebration 26 promises to bring Joy to everyone. The new album aims to serve as an affirmation and inspiration that even after all the dark times of the past, Joy comes in the morning, like the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel.
Releasing their 26th studio album, the gospel group include a Live edition of the project, which saw the single Yaweh be one of the standouts. Joyous Celebration praise the high power, given the name ‘Yaweh’, and declare that Yaweh will give you the strength and the great that will lift you up in the dark times, and will bow before Yaweh. Known for their internationally hits singles, this one is no different. Joyous Celebration aims to serve as an affirmation and inspiration that even after all the dark times of the past, Joy comes in the morning, like the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel.