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Monthly Archives: February 2009

Snapshot: Sipokazi Luzipo

Snapshot: Sipokazi Luzipo

Jane Scott 30 April 2008 Brisbane News SIPOKAZI LUZIPO 24 // ALTO AND NARRATOR, SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR After every performance, four of us from the choir go out and collect donations from the audience for our charity, Nkosi’s Haven Vukani. Nkosi Johnson was an AIDS activist in South Africa. He was very young when he [...]

April 30, 2008 Elaine News 0

Soweto Gospel Choir in Caloundra

Soweto Gospel Choir in Caloundra

28th April 2008 Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane Sunshine Coast Daily The Soweto Gospel Choir will do a one-off performance in Caloundra this weekend. Noluthando “Thando” Jiyane found the beauty of song at the tender age of six. But she did not discover its true power until she joined the Soweto Gospel Choir in 2003. Since its first [...]

April 28, 2008 Elaine Articles 0

Gospel gold of Soweto

Gospel gold of Soweto

Paul Stewart 27 April 2008 Sunday Herald Sun South African gospel singer Sipokazi Luzipo confesses that Nelson Mandela was disappointed when he met her and fellow members of the Soweto Gospel Choir. “We had just won our second Grammy award and went to show Nelson Mandela our prize, but he said he was very upset [...]

April 27, 2008 Elaine Articles 0

Pop flop tunes into success

Pop flop tunes into success

The Daily Telegraph by Stephen Downie April 25, 2008 Sipokazi Luzipo is not a pop star and yet, reading her resume, you could be forgiven for thinking completely the opposite. As part of the Grammy Award-winning singing group, South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir, she has sung alongside Celine Dion, Bono, Led Zeppelin and has been [...]

April 25, 2008 Elaine Articles 0

Gospel Kings

Gospel Kings

April 24, 2008 Vaughan Mayberry The Cairns Post When Soweto choirmaster David Mulovhedzi started the Soweto Gospel Choir back in 2002 with fellow choir director Beverly Bryer, he never imagined winning one of world music’s highest honours. And not only did his talented South African posse score a Grammy Award for Best Traditional World Music [...]

April 24, 2008 Elaine Articles 0

Australian Radio

Australian Radio

The Soweto Gospel Choir visited the studio this week and bought with them their amazing sounds and wonderful energy. They are about to embark on an extensive three month tour around the country. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] [...]

April 23, 2008 Elaine Audio, Photos 0

Non-stop singers spread their joy

Non-stop singers spread their joy

Rosalie Higson April 23, 2008 The Australian They began as a group of mostly unknown gospel singers and dancers in Soweto six years ago. Now they are South Africa’s most famous entertainers. The Soweto Gospel Choir is endorsed by Oprah Winfrey and was the first act to win consecutive Grammy Awards, in 2007 and 2008. [...]

April 23, 2008 Elaine Articles 0

Sentimental journey from Soweto to Sydney

Sentimental journey from Soweto to Sydney

Josephine Tovey April 23, 2008 Sydney Morning Herald Sipokazi Luzipo was rejected from the South African version of Popstars because she wasn’t the “right shape”, but six years later, she has reached musical heights that leave reality TV music competitions for dead. Singing with the Soweto Gospel Choir, the 24-year-old has toured the world, performed [...]

April 23, 2008 Elaine Articles 0

Tapestry of voices

Tapestry of voices

April 23, 2008 Townsville Bulletin By Isis Symes South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir sings from the heart in celebration of the human spirit. For Jabulile Dladla, singing is living. The longest-standing member of Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir says if it wasn’t for the choir, she would be battling. “It’s hard to survive in Africa but [...]

April 23, 2008 Elaine Articles 0

Soweto choir’s gospel with a difference

Soweto choir’s gospel with a difference

Diana Plater April 22, 2008 The Age The Soweto Gospel Choir, which is currently touring Australia, sings gospel but with a difference. Don’t expect your usual American-style gospel singing. These 26 singers, percussionists and dancers perform African-style with traditional songs in African languages including Xhosa, Zulu and Sotho as well as English and their own [...]

April 22, 2008 Elaine Articles 0