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Hymns heal broken hearts; Gospel group sings for God and to help AIDS victims

Hymns heal broken hearts; Gospel group sings for God and to help AIDS victims

Howard Dukes 17 February 2006 South Bend Tribune The Zulu word “vukani” means “do something.” After he saw how the AIDS epidemic orphaned many young South African children, David Mulovhedzi decided to do something: He joined the Soweto Gospel Choir, which performs at 8 p.m. Saturday in the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Center for [...]

February 17, 2006 Elaine Articles 0

Soweto Gospel Choir to give rare U.S. concert at Edison

Soweto Gospel Choir to give rare U.S. concert at Edison

By Liam Otten February 3, 2006 WUSTL Record The Soweto Gospel Choir — an all-star “super group” drawn from churches and congregations in and around Soweto, South Africa — will give a rare U.S. concert at 8 p.m. Feb. 11 as part of the Edison Theatre OVATIONS! Series. Before the arrival of Western religion, traditional [...]

February 3, 2006 Elaine Articles 0

South African choir feels blessed

South African choir feels blessed

Mary Awosika 29 January 2006 Sarasota Herald-Tribune Language barriers are broken when South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir sings praises. The group’s voice reflects the diverse religious landscape of the African nation, and its songs have been heard worldwide. “Through our music, people will learn a lot about the South African belief,” said choir director and [...]

January 29, 2006 Elaine Articles 0

Soweto singers swing into town

Soweto singers swing into town

Sarah Roberts 26 August 2005 The West Australian In the two years since South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir first wowed WA audiences, it has won international fame, with its roof-raising harmonies selling out shows throughout the world. The 26-member ensemble flew into Perth yesterday for five concerts at His Majesty’s Theatre, followed by performances in [...]

August 26, 2005 Elaine Articles 0

Common values clue to Soweto Gospel Choir

Common values clue to Soweto Gospel Choir

Inga Gilchrist 18 August 2005 MX (Australia) Choirs aren’t the place you’d usually look for sweaty dancers, but the Soweto Gospel Choir is different. Three years ago, auditions united 32 singers to wow crowds with a kaleidoscope of South Africa’s languages and traditions, including dancer Thembisa Khuzwayo. “They give me two very easy songs,” Khuzwayo, [...]

August 18, 2005 Elaine Articles 0

Soul song of Soweto

Soul song of Soweto

Ron Banks 18 August 2005 The West Australian Mirriam Matshepo Kutuane is typical of the young singers who make up the Soweto Gospel Choir. Back home in the Soweto suburb of Protea South, the 26-year-old leads the 90-voice choir in her local church – that is when she is not touring the world as part [...]

August 18, 2005 Elaine Articles 0

Refugees praise the Gospel according to Soweto singers

Refugees praise the Gospel according to Soweto singers

By Diana Streak 16 August 2005 Canberra Times It didn’t take long for the Soweto Gospel Choir to get a group of shy young people from Canberra’s African refugee community singing and dancing with gusto during a workshop at Dickson College yesterday. After a self-conscious start, their hands started to move involuntarily and they were [...]

August 16, 2005 Elaine Articles 0

Songs Out of Africa and America

Songs Out of Africa and America

14 August  2005 The Spirit of Things Radio National Program Transcript Rachael Kohn: Gospel music was first sung by African-Americans at the turn of the 20th century. Its lively, repetitive rhythms and use of harmony was one of the happier expressions of an oppressed people. Hello, I’m Rachael Kohn and today on The Spirit of [...]

August 14, 2005 Elaine Articles 0

Raising voices – and pride

Raising voices – and pride

13 August 2005 Canberra Times When Nelson Mandela heard them sing he went up to them and said “what beautiful music”. They stirred Brian May from Queen, they wowed Bono, Peter Gabriel and Josh Groban and they’ll back Diana Ross in November. But the best part for the performers in the Soweto Gospel Choir is [...]

August 13, 2005 Elaine Articles 0

Raising the roof

Raising the roof

August 13, 2005 Stephanie Bunbury The Age Strangely, we keep coming back to the subject of food. I am perched with a few members of the Soweto Gospel Choir on the steps of the side entrance to St Paul’s Cathedral in London, not the most comfortable of interview venues in the sharp spring wind, after [...]

August 13, 2005 Elaine Articles 0