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Monthly Archives: February 2009

Quick Thinking Secures Soweto Choir for Spiritual Awakening

Quick Thinking Secures Soweto Choir for Spiritual Awakening

The Soweto Gospel Choir visited WRAL-TV while in the Triangle as part of their 2005 United States performance tour and managed to work an impromptu television show taping into their busy schedule while they were here. The Soweto Gospel Choir performed at Duke University’s Page Auditorium on Tuesday, February 1 at 8pm. While in town [...]

February 19, 2005 Elaine Articles, Photos 0

Raising their voices: South African ensemble combines music with activism

Raising their voices: South African ensemble combines music with activism

By Lynn Hasselbarth Michigan Daily February 18, 2005 While some art forms allow one to contemplate in isolation, live musical performance compels audiences to engage their senses. The South African-based Soweto Gospel Choir provides such an experience. Performing at Hill Auditorium tonight, the Soweto Gospel Choir exudes a vibrating musical and spiritual pulse. Under the [...]

February 18, 2005 Elaine Articles 0

Praise, joy from Soweto Gospel Choir

Praise, joy from Soweto Gospel Choir

Michael Eck 17 February 2005 Times Union SCHENECTADY – Music, it’s long been said, is the universal language. That axiom seemed especially true Tuesday night at Proctor’s Theatre. The Soweto Gospel Choir’s message of joy and praise was loud and clear whether the members were singing in Zulu, Swahili, Sotho, Xhosa or English. The choir [...]

February 17, 2005 Elaine Reviews 0

The Soweto Gospel Choir put on a trance-inducing performance at the MCA

The Soweto Gospel Choir put on a trance-inducing performance at the MCA

Oka Hutchins 2/17/05 Maine Campus Sipokazi Luzipo, narrator and choral singer, introduced her Soweto Gospel Choir Sunday night at the Maine Center for the Arts in soft, Anglophonic English. “We celebrate God, we celebrate with song, we celebrate you, too,” she confided, and captivated the audience immediately. Her deferent yet decisive mannerisms were the perfect [...]

February 17, 2005 Elaine Articles 0

African Gratitude

African Gratitude

Carol Cooper February 15th 2005 The Village Voice Sure, black Americans “Africanized” white protestant hymns to invent spirituals and contemporary gospel . But leave it to a native ensemble to prove how much more “African” inspirational Christian psalmody could be. On February 4 the 24-voice Soweto Gospel Choir gave Carnegie’s Zankel Hall a program of [...]

February 15, 2005 Elaine Reviews 0

Soweto choir fills MCA with African joy Group raising funds for HIV- AIDS effort

Soweto choir fills MCA with African joy Group raising funds for HIV- AIDS effort

Alicia Anstead 14 February 2005 Bangor Daily News Zulu dancing, jewel-colored outfits and driving percussion are not elements typically associated with church choirs. But if more religious services offered music and dance with the alacrity and fervor of the Soweto Gospel Choir, it’s a sure bet that the pews would be filled each week. On [...]

February 14, 2005 Elaine Reviews 0

The gospel of Soweto South African group brings message of art, pride and social responsibility

The gospel of Soweto South African group brings message of art, pride and social responsibility

Alicia Anstead 11 February 2005 Bangor Daily News When the Soweto uprisings took place in South Africa in 1976, Thembisa Khuzwayo was not yet born. Today, as a resident of Soweto, the 25-year-old has a keen sense of her country’s struggle against apartheid. “Even though I was not there at the time, I still know [...]

February 11, 2005 Elaine Articles 0

Community Gospel Celebration

Community Gospel Celebration

Members of the Soweto Gospel Choir perform as part of a community gospel celebration at Faneuil Hall in Boston. [...]

February 11, 2005 Elaine Photos 0

SGC at Dartmouth

SGC at Dartmouth

In this lively and interactive lecture/demonstration, the Soweto Gospel Choir demonstrated their flawless vocal dynamics, discussed the power of the drum in Africa, and showed its inextricable link to dance. The group selected volunteers from the Dartmouth Gospel Choir and members of Hafiz Shabazz’s “Oral Traditions” class to play rhythms, dance, and sing along with [...]

February 9, 2005 Elaine Photos 0

Call and Response, South Africa Style

Call and Response, South Africa Style

By Jon Pareles New York Times February 7, 2005 Most gospel choirs concentrate on a single message of faith and praise. The Soweto Gospel Choir, which performed on Friday night at Zankel Hall, had an additional one: pride in South Africa. The 26-member group sang in Zulu, Sotho and English – three of South Africa’s [...]

February 7, 2005 Elaine Reviews 0