Fiji Daily Post
The world famous Soweto Gospel Choir arrived into the country on Thursday night for the Fiji leg of their African Spirit Tour which include the United Kingdom, Australia and Lebanon.
Comprising of young musicians, ranging from 16 to 40 years of, Soweto Gospel Choir was created by Australian producers Andrew Kay, David Vigo and Clifford Hocking who engaged notable musical director of the choir David Mulovhedzi.
Last night the group performed at the Vodafone Arena for the Suva concert. The show was supposed to be held at the National Stadium but the rainy weather forced organisers to shift the venue indoors.
With a line-up of extremely talented performers, Fiji audience will be treated to a show of a lifetime with songs and dances that are full of energy, rythym and colour.
A member of the choir, Sipokazi Luzipo said that she was looking forward to their trip to Fiji because it was her first time in the country.
Luzipo added that she had heard a lot about the warm welcome and friendliness of Fiji and the tour was her chance to experience this.
Another member, Jabulile Dladla said that when she arrived at the airport she cried because of the warm welcome and the friendliness of the people.
“I feel at home when I arrived because coming to Fiji is just like coming from one part of South Africa to another,’ she added.
Dladla said that performing during the concert was a challenge because they had to satisfy their audiences.
The choir also raised funds for its Charities Nkosi’s Haven and Nkosi’s Haven Vukani.
They have raised over $1.3 million since their inception. These funds have helped numerous struggling aids orphan organizations who are in constant desperate need for just the basic necessities of life.
Soweto Gospel Choir major success both overseas and in South Africa include winning two consecutives Grammy Awards in 2007 and 2008 for The World’s Best Traditional Music.
The Lautoka concert will be held at Churchill Park tonight before they head to Melbourne, Australia to continue their Australian Show.