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Monthly Archives: February 2009

Photos: Vancouver Concert

Photos: Vancouver Concert

Photos from the Vancouver, BC concert held at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on March 31, 2007. Photos credit: Chandra [...]

March 31, 2007 Elaine Photos 0

Singing for Soweto

Singing for Soweto

Tony Montague 30 March 2007 The Globe and Mail South African singer Sipokazi Luzipo has become a nomad: She spends more than nine months of every year on the road with the Soweto Gospel Choir. In the brief periods when she and her 25 colleagues aren’t crisscrossing the world, they’re rehearsing for the next tour. [...]

March 30, 2007 Elaine Articles 0

Victoria Times Colonist Review

Victoria Times Colonist Review

Soweto Choir offers glorious gospel revival Adrian Chamberlain, Published: Friday, March 30, 2007 What: Soweto Gospel Choir Where: University of Victoria, Farquhar Centre Auditorium When: Thursday night Rating: 4 1/2 (out of five) What concertgoers will remember Friday morning are sensory imprints left by the Soweto Gospel Choir — flickers of brilliant orange and green [...]

March 30, 2007 Elaine Reviews 0

Soweto Gospel Choir sets record straight on Africa

Soweto Gospel Choir sets record straight on Africa

By Jessica Werb March 29, 2007 Straight To hear Stephen Lewis tell it, Africa is a nation devastated by AIDS, poverty, and war. Follow Angelina Jolie’s jaunts into the refugee camps of Darfur or tune into any broadcasted fundraising effort headed by Bono and his ilk, and you’d be forgiven for thinking the birthplace of [...]

March 29, 2007 Elaine Articles 0

Gospel, South African style

Gospel, South African style

The Register-Guard By Bob Keefer Published: Thursday, March 29, 2007 The Grammy-winning Soweto Gospel Choir makes its Eugene debut in a single performance at the Hult Center on Tuesday. Founded in 2002, the 26-member South African choir sings gospel music in a fusion of African tribal, traditional and popular styles, incorporating djembe drumming, stamping, trills [...]

March 29, 2007 Elaine Articles 0

Vancouver Sun Review

Vancouver Sun Review

Soweto Gospel Choir entertains the world The choir has backed rock stars such as Queen and Bono Lloyd Dykk March 29, 2007 The Soweto Gospel Choir from South Africa will perform at the Queen Elizabeth theatre at 8 p. m. on Saturday. The choir has visited 47 North American cities in less than three months [...]

March 29, 2007 Elaine Reviews 0

Potent rhythms, harmony produce moving experience

Potent rhythms, harmony produce moving experience

Roger Levesque 28 March 2007 Edmonton Journal The human voice is capable of amazing things but you have to wonder if something special comes from singers who have weathered great struggles to find liberation. Whatever the reason, it was impossible not to be moved by the two dozen voices of South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir [...]

March 28, 2007 Elaine Reviews 0

The gospel out of Africa: Choir brings sounds of joy, struggle to Calgary

The gospel out of Africa: Choir brings sounds of joy, struggle to Calgary

Eric Volmers Calgary Herald 28 March 2007 It’s a testament to the borderless appeal of the Soweto Gospel Choir that its chief choreographer pays little attention to what city it’s in. In a phone interview from a Holiday Inn, Shimmy Jiyane needs a quick consultation with choir mates before he can pinpoint their location as [...]

March 28, 2007 Elaine Articles 0

Soweto Gospel Choir

Soweto Gospel Choir

Edmonton Sun The warm weather last weekend was a blessing. Not only are Edmontonians finally getting a glimpse of spring, but the 26 members of South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir will have a better time with the mild temperatures, rather than the bitter winter conditions they’ve experienced since beginning their North American tour on Feb. [...]

March 27, 2007 Elaine Articles 0

Grammy-winning choir sings songs of hope

Grammy-winning choir sings songs of hope

Edmonton Journal Roger Levesque, Special to The Journal Published: Monday, March 26, 2007 Their airline bookings may list 26 individuals but the sheer emotive force of the Soweto Gospel Choir has a singular message. “Hope,” choir director Lucas Bok says simply. “We ask that whatever your background, just come to our concerts and enjoy an [...]

March 26, 2007 Elaine Articles 0