Friday 28th April 2017,
Soweto Gospel Fans

Audio: Soweto Gospel Choir celebrates tenth anniversary in Australia

radio-australiaSoweto Gospel Choir choreographer and co-founder Shimmy Jiyane shares the spirit of ‘ Divine Decade’, the choir’s latest album.

The Soweto Gospel Choir had their first ever paid performance in Frankston (not far from Melbourne) in 2003.

Since then they have toured the world, won an Emmy, two Grammys and an Oscar nomination!  Their performance reflects the spirit of the ‘Rainbow Nation’, a term coined by Archishop Desmod Tutu to describe South Africa post-apartheid, combining the country’s different colours, languages and faiths.

Tenor and co-founder Shimmy Jiyane says being in back in Australia feels like coming back home.

He joins Isabelle Genoux to discuss the joy of singing and dancing and the spirit of Africa which the Soweto Gospel Choir embodies on stage

 

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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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