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Soweto Gospel Choir sings of emergence from apartheid

Soweto Gospel Choir sings of emergence from apartheid

Erin Concors March 10, 2005 East Valley Tribune As the Soweto Gospel Choir performs traditional South African music, its members sing in harmony, shout loudly, clap, dance and ululate — making loud, howling noises with their tongues and the roofs of their mouths. The choir’s 26 performers have reason to sing with exuberance and joy, [...]

March 10, 2005 Elaine Articles 0

Quick Thinking Secures Soweto Choir for Spiritual Awakening

Quick Thinking Secures Soweto Choir for Spiritual Awakening

The Soweto Gospel Choir visited WRAL-TV while in the Triangle as part of their 2005 United States performance tour and managed to work an impromptu television show taping into their busy schedule while they were here. The Soweto Gospel Choir performed at Duke University’s Page Auditorium on Tuesday, February 1 at 8pm. While in town [...]

February 19, 2005 Elaine Articles, Photos 0

Raising their voices: South African ensemble combines music with activism

Raising their voices: South African ensemble combines music with activism

By Lynn Hasselbarth Michigan Daily February 18, 2005 While some art forms allow one to contemplate in isolation, live musical performance compels audiences to engage their senses. The South African-based Soweto Gospel Choir provides such an experience. Performing at Hill Auditorium tonight, the Soweto Gospel Choir exudes a vibrating musical and spiritual pulse. Under the [...]

February 18, 2005 Elaine Articles 0

The Soweto Gospel Choir put on a trance-inducing performance at the MCA

The Soweto Gospel Choir put on a trance-inducing performance at the MCA

Oka Hutchins 2/17/05 Maine Campus Sipokazi Luzipo, narrator and choral singer, introduced her Soweto Gospel Choir Sunday night at the Maine Center for the Arts in soft, Anglophonic English. “We celebrate God, we celebrate with song, we celebrate you, too,” she confided, and captivated the audience immediately. Her deferent yet decisive mannerisms were the perfect [...]

February 17, 2005 Elaine Articles 0

The gospel of Soweto South African group brings message of art, pride and social responsibility

The gospel of Soweto South African group brings message of art, pride and social responsibility

Alicia Anstead 11 February 2005 Bangor Daily News When the Soweto uprisings took place in South Africa in 1976, Thembisa Khuzwayo was not yet born. Today, as a resident of Soweto, the 25-year-old has a keen sense of her country’s struggle against apartheid. “Even though I was not there at the time, I still know [...]

February 11, 2005 Elaine Articles 0

Interview: Soweto Gospel Choir discusses their music and performs

Interview: Soweto Gospel Choir discusses their music and performs

4 February 2005 NPR: All Things Considered MELISSA BLOCK, host: From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I’m Melissa Block. And joining us here in our studios are members of the Soweto Gospel Choir. Named for the township in South Africa, where the choir is based, the 26-member group is on tour in the [...]

February 4, 2005 Elaine Articles 0

Soweto Gospel Choir: ‘Voices from Heaven’

Soweto Gospel Choir: ‘Voices from Heaven’

By Melissa Block All Things Considered, NPR Music February 4, 2005 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir combines traditional African gospel and Western Christian music to form a rich, unique sound. In a visit to NPR, members of the group perform songs from their new CD, Voices from Heaven. [...]

February 4, 2005 Elaine Articles, Audio, Photos 1

Soweto Gospel Choir to launch continental tour

Soweto Gospel Choir to launch continental tour

Keith J. O’Connor 3 February 2005 The Republican The sounds of the Soweto Gospel Choir, performing Monday at the UMass Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, will deliver audiences to many places, but for some it will put them smack dab in the middle of “The Lion King.” The a capella harmonies from deep baritone to [...]

February 3, 2005 Elaine Articles 0

Choir sings praises, South African-style – Soweto group’s first North American tour backs ‘Voices From Heaven’ album

Choir sings praises, South African-style – Soweto group’s first North American tour backs ‘Voices From Heaven’ album

Jay Lustig 28 January 2005 The Star-Ledger Gospel is unlike most forms of music in that the message is always the same. But like any other genre, it can take many forms. “Voices From Heaven,” the first U.S. release by the Soweto Gospel Choir, offers a few numbers (“Amazing Grace,” “Many Rivers to Cross”) sung [...]

January 28, 2005 Elaine Articles 0

Songs of the South

Songs of the South

01.27.05 By Mark Gresham Creative Loafing The city of Soweto, South Africa, a hotbed at the center of the country’s anti-apartheid movement, turned 100 years old this past October. Although it was founded to keep black migrant workers away from white Johannesburg, Soweto has developed into an innovative urban township, setting trends in politics, fashion, [...]

January 27, 2005 Elaine Articles 0