The Adelaide Advertiser
June 01, 2011
FROM Soweto to Kaurna Plains the spirit of reconciliation is alive, celebrated yesterday at a North Adelaide primary school by the Soweto Gospel Choir.
Students at Elizabeth’s Kaurna Plains Primary School were treated to songs from the two-time Grammy Award-winning choir, ahead of the first of three performances of their new show, African Grace, at Her Majesty’s Theatre last night.
While the choir have sung for Nelson Mandela, Oprah Winfrey and Bill Clinton, yesterday their focus was on educating young audience at Kaurna Plains that while it’s important to honour what has transpired in the past, taking positive action now is equally as pressing.
Choir founding member and lead tenor Shimmy Jiyane said his experiences in South Africa were closely aligned with the focus on reconciliation here.
“In 2011 things are starting to shape up. . . people can see and open up their eyes and care to do things, which is good,” he said.