A choir group rehearses in front of the Mulovhedzi house in Johannesburg’s largest township, Soweto.
Musical endeavors founded by the Mulovhedzi’s often uses the family house as a meeting point for rehearsals and practices.
A group of female choir members change into costume inside the Mulovhedzi’s family living room. Choir and dance groups founded by the Mulovhedzi family leverages limited space and resources to the best of their abilities.
Two members of a dance troupe rehearses in the Mulohedzi’s garage. Choir and dance groups founded by the Mulovhedzi family leverages limited space and resources to the best of their abilities.
“Out-law” is tattooed into the arm of a dance troupe member. Joining one of the Mulovhedzi’s dance or choir groups often becomes a way that young, black township residents can positively use their time, as well as earn a living for themselves and their families.
David Mulovhedzi, the family patriarch, is behind the creation of the various choirs and dance troupes associated with the family.
Jimmy Mulovhedzi, the family’s oldest son, coaches a choir that the family has founded. The choir has already performed with big name acts domestically and will soon kick off their first international tour.
David’s daughter-in-law, Mary, enjoys a light moment with fellow choir members during a rehearsal break. Mary is a member of David Mulovhedzi’s most successful choir, The Soweto Gospel Choir.
The Soweto Gospel Choir is David Mulohedzi’s most successful group to date. Formed in 2002, the group has enjoyed both domestic and international success, including the win of a second consecutive Grammy Award.
The Soweto Gospel Choir performs with Celine Dion during her world kick-off tour, held in Johannesburg. Formed in 2002, the group has enjoyed both domestic and international success, including the win of a second consecutive Grammy Award.
David Mulovhedzi’s daughter-in-law, Mary, tidies the living room, under the shadow of a Soweto Gospel Choir news clipping. Even though the choir has enjoyed both domestic and international success, when not rehearsing or performing, Mary is still responsible for daily household chores and responsibilities.
A family friend plays with Ronewa, one of the youngest members of the Mulovhedzi family.
From the Great White North of Canada, Elaine is the owner and maintainer of SGF. Besides being a big-time Soweto Gospel Choir fan, she is passionate about world travel, technology, all sports and above all the great mangosteen fruit. Oh, and she can’t sing to save her life…one love! :)
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