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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

In The Spirit: Soweto Choir Brings S. African Gospel To U.S.

In The Spirit: Soweto Choir Brings S. African Gospel To U.S.

Deborah Evans Price 15 January 2005 Billboard Gospel music has always been fueled by great choirs, and though names like Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir and Mississippi Mass Choir are legendary, the United States is not the only country to produce such great musical traditions. Stateside audiences will soon become familiar with the considerable talents of the [...]

January 15, 2005 Elaine Articles 0

Soweto sings to the world

Soweto sings to the world

Beth Pearson 5 October 2004 The Herald It is a mark of the success of Soweto Gospel Choir that they’re usually anywhere but Soweto. When I catch assistant choirmaster Lucas Deon Bok on his mobile, he’s on the tour bus headed from Derby to Manchester and will arrive in Glasgow, via a few other cities, [...]

October 5, 2004 Elaine Articles 0

Redemption songs

Redemption songs

Once a byword for struggle against apartheid, Soweto is now firmly on the tourist trail. As it celebrates its centenary, Gwyn Topham visits the townships Gwyn Topham The Guardian 23 September 2004 Of all the places to get a sense of deja vu, Soweto would have been unlikely to top my list. And yet the [...]

September 23, 2004 Elaine Articles 0

In living colour

In living colour

Alun Prichard 17 September 2004 Daily Post (Liverpool) Africa is said by scientists to be the cradle of life — a statement that is evoked by South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir, whose voices echo the rhythms of life itself. Their unique lyrical quality grows from the blending of voices and traditions from many of South [...]

September 17, 2004 Elaine Articles 0

Songs of praise

Songs of praise

Gwyn Topham The Guardian September 8 2004 Its singers were recruited in the township churches of South Africa. Now the Soweto Gospel Choir is selling out shows on almost every continent. It’s difficult to think of anything that could make this particularly bleak area of Johannesburg feel uplifting. But in a community hall in rundown, [...]

September 8, 2004 Elaine Articles 0

My week: Lucas Deon Bok, Soweto Gospel Choir

My week: Lucas Deon Bok, Soweto Gospel Choir

By Benjamin Secher 21 August 2004 The Daily Telegraph Monday Our first full week at this year’s Edinburgh Festival began. I got up, as usual, at six-thirty, put on my headphones and thought about the evening show. I am sharing a flat with eight other guys from the choir but they never get up before [...]

August 21, 2004 Elaine Articles 0

The voice of the people

The voice of the people

By Beth Pearson 3 August 2004 The Herald Soweto Gospel Choir is bringing the sound of Africa to Scotland. All they ask in return is a little support for the sufferers of HIV in their homeland. By Beth Pearson A few minutes ago, David Mulovhedzi was leading the Soweto Gospel Choir in a short performance [...]

August 3, 2004 Elaine Articles 0

Music can make a difference

Music can make a difference

By Fiona Shepherd 31 July 2004 The Scotsman The Yeoville Recreation Centre, close to downtown Johannesburg, looks like any church or community hall. Its municipal austerity is brightened up by children’s drawings pinned to the walls. There is a modest stage at one end of the room and the obligatory leak in the roof at [...]

July 31, 2004 Elaine Articles 0