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Inmates treated to heavenly sounds

Inmates treated to heavenly sounds

By Judy Chia Hui Hsu Seattle Times March 26, 2005 Bearing a very special gift, the unassuming men and women entered the chapel yesterday, beyond the big yard, tall fences and barbed wire. The previous night, the world-famous Soweto Gospel Choir entertained an audience of more than 2,000 at The Paramount Theatre. But yesterday, the [...]

March 26, 2005 Elaine Articles 0

Soweto choir sings of hard-won freedom

Soweto choir sings of hard-won freedom

By Tony Montague Straight Online March 24, 2005 The 26-member Soweto Gospel Choir doesn’t boast any divas or stars. All the young men and women in the ensemble, founded three years ago in South Africa’s most famous black township, enjoy equal status. Everyone gets to step out front and sing lead at some point, and [...]

March 24, 2005 Elaine Articles 0

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