20 July, 2009

Mandela Day...

What a great concert to honor Mr Mandela on his 91st birthday. Josh performed two songs - "Changing Colors" which he had previously sung at the Bridge School Benefit (I previously posted a clip of this song here) and "Weeping", before taking the stage with Aretha Franklin to do an interesting version of "You Raise Me Up".

Newsday.com described the pairing of Aretha and Josh singing "You Raise Me Up" as a stirring duet, while the Associated Press reported - Among the eclectic collaborators were the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, who joined Josh Groban for his "You Raise Me Up." After the song, Groban told the crowd that performing with Franklin was "the thrill of a lifetime."

Also check out this great article from www.examiner.com with the title "GROBAN SHINES IN MANDELA DAY CONCERT"

You can watch the show again at the Mandela Day site.

When the player starts, just click on the "On Demand" button which is next to the "On Air" Button (below the player) and select the "Live Radio City Music Hall Concert Show". Billie Jean King introduces Josh around 1:49:00 and the "duet" starts at around 2:36:24.

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