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Monthly Archives: February 2009

Soweto choir unique and inspirational

Soweto choir unique and inspirational

Lloyd Dykk Vancouver Sun October 30, 2008 Soweto, as in Soweto Gospel Choir, is not a Zulu or Sotho word. It’s an acronym for south-western townships, the ones that lie outside of Johannesburg. It’s also become a famous word for a choir that was formed just six years ago and in that time has become [...]

October 30, 2008 Elaine Articles 0

Born to sing in Soweto

Born to sing in Soweto

John P. McLaughlin, The Vancouver Province October 30, 2008 Bongani Ncube has been with the Soweto Gospel Choir for almost three years now and he figures the only real training he needed to win the initial audition was, frankly, just being born and bred in Soweto. An acronym for the South Western Townships area outside [...]

October 30, 2008 Elaine Articles 0

An appetite for Africa

An appetite for Africa

Adrian Chamberlain Victoria Times Colonist October 30, 2008 When you’re a South African touring North America, it’s nearly impossible enjoy your favourite comfort foods. So says Shimmy Jiyane (Shim-MEE Gee-YAH-knee), who co-founded, choreographs and sings with the Grammy-winning Soweto Gospel Choir. For instance, there’s a South African maize porridge that — believe it or not [...]

October 30, 2008 Elaine Articles 0

Soweto Gospel Choir sings from the heart

Soweto Gospel Choir sings from the heart

October 30, 2008 By Tony Montague Straight When members of the Soweto Gospel Choir break into dance during their vocal performance, it’s not attention-grabbing showmanship. Movement has long accompanied singing in the churches of South Africa’s black communities, according to Shimmy Jiyane, the ensemble’s leader and choreographer. “Each church has developed its own style,” he [...]

October 30, 2008 Elaine Articles 0

Fort Collins Review

Fort Collins Review

By Tim Van Schmidt King Koncert October 29, 2008 The Soweto Gospel Choir doesn’t waste a second when on stage. At least that’s how their show went at the Lincoln Center last night. This was a performing unit that seemed very eager to please and that included eliminating any down time on stage by making [...]

October 29, 2008 Elaine Reviews 0

Milwaukee Concert Photos

Milwaukee Concert Photos

Taken from Pabst Theater’s photo gallery. [...]

October 25, 2008 Elaine Photos 0

Spiritual sounds in six languages

Spiritual sounds in six languages

Tom Zillich Surrey Now October 24, 2008 Together, the 26 voices of the Soweto Gospel Choir can move mountains. Musically, the choir is a Grammy-winning force, scoring two of the awards in the successive years of 2007 and 2008, in the Best Traditional World Music category. No other South African group has accomplished that feat. [...]

October 24, 2008 Elaine Articles 0

Hexalingual gospel choir brings universal language to the Sangre

Hexalingual gospel choir brings universal language to the Sangre

By Jaimie Stevenson Colorado Springs Independent OCTOBER 23, 2008 The Soweto Gospel Choir will find familiar at least one aspect of its Monday performance at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center: the high altitude. Pueblo, at 4,700 feet, sits roughly 1,000 feet lower than Soweto’s hometown of Johannesburg, South Africa. “I know that when it [...]

October 23, 2008 Elaine Articles 0

Soweto Gospel Choir sings and sways at Cahn

Soweto Gospel Choir sings and sways at Cahn

By Jessi Knowles and Taylor Soppe North by Northwestern The Soweto Gospel Choir performed in Cahn Auditorium on Tuesday night to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Northwestern’s Program of African Studies. The Choir, which was founded in 2002 in the South African township of Soweto, has won international acclaim and two Grammy Awards. They’ve also [...]

October 22, 2008 Elaine Videos 0

Soweto Gospel Choir comes to Interlochen

Soweto Gospel Choir comes to Interlochen

October 17, 2008 By VanessaMcCray Traverse City Record-Eagle INTERLOCHEN — The soul-lifting, smile-coaxing sounds of the Soweto Gospel Choir will spread from South Africa to Interlochen on Sunday. More than 25 members of the choir will perform at the 7:30 p.m. concert at Interlochen Center for the Arts’ Corson Auditorium. The choir formed in 2002, [...]

October 17, 2008 Elaine Articles 0