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Monthly Archives: February 2009

Soweto Gospel Choir Inspiring New Audiences

Soweto Gospel Choir Inspiring New Audiences

NPR Music December 30, 2008 The inspirational sounds of the Soweto Gospel Choir are unmistakable. The 26-member ensemble hails from churches and communities within South Africa’s Soweto Township, and it blends tribal African gospel music with traditional Western gospel sounds. The show’s narrator and lead singer, Sipokazi Luzipo, and choir master and choreographer Shimmy Jiyane [...]

December 30, 2008 Elaine Articles, Audio 0

Choir to perform in Stellenbosch

Choir to perform in Stellenbosch

The Soweto Gospel Choir will for the very first time perform at the Oude Libertas Amphitheatre in Stellenbosch. Their latest show is called African Spirit, because it takes the audience on a wonderful spiritual journey, with a variety of songs that deal with the upliftment and strength of the human spirit, whether expressed through the [...]

December 29, 2008 Elaine News, Schedule 0

‘Amazing’: Soweto choir shoots for 3rd Grammy

‘Amazing’: Soweto choir shoots for 3rd Grammy

by Ed Masley – Dec. 21, 2008 The Arizona Republic Since joining the Soweto Gospel Choir in 2002, Thembisa Khuzwayo has worked with Peter Gabriel and Robert Plant. She has done five dates in Germany for Red Hot Chili Peppers fans while earning the praise and respect of fellow South Africans Nelson Mandela and Archbishop [...]

December 21, 2008 Elaine Articles 0

Rome Appearance

Rome Appearance

Photos from the Choir’s appearance in Rome on December 20, 2008. [...]

December 20, 2008 Elaine Photos 0

Ottawa Concert Photos

Ottawa Concert Photos

Taken from Dave Scrimshaw’s 2008 Soweto Gospel Choir photo set. Photos behind the jump.   [...]

December 19, 2008 Elaine Photos 0

Florence Concert Photos

Florence Concert Photos

Taken from carlotta.fildardi’s photostream. Photos from the Florence, Italy concert on December 19, 2008. [...]

December 19, 2008 Elaine Photos 0

Soweto Gospel Choir: Songs of Hope

Soweto Gospel Choir: Songs of Hope

PBS Art Beat by Mike Melia December 18, 2008 Listen to the interview with Sipokazi. Dressed in vibrant costumes, the Soweto Gospel Choir blends the rich sounds of traditional African music with dance and a variety of musical genres — rock and hip-hop, and American gospel and R&B — and the combination has earned the [...]

December 18, 2008 Elaine Articles, Audio 0

Soweto Gospel Choir ambassadors of the ‘African spirit’

Soweto Gospel Choir ambassadors of the ‘African spirit’

December 18, 2008 CBC News The Soweto Gospel Choir, a 52-member group formed in 2002 in the former black township, wants to carry the message of Africa to the world in the footsteps of the late Miriam Makeba. Members of the Soweto Gospel Choir paid tribute to the Makeba on Thursday, saying her hard work [...]

December 18, 2008 Elaine Articles 0

Choir in Florence

Choir in Florence

Photos of the Choir performing near the Arno River, in Florence, Italy. [...]

December 16, 2008 Elaine Photos 0

Vigevano Concert Photos

Vigevano Concert Photos

Photos from Vigevano Concert on December 15, 2008. All photos courtesy of Alberto Reina. Thank you Alberto!   [...]

December 15, 2008 Elaine Photos 0