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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

When Africa is truly felt in the soul

When Africa is truly felt in the soul

By Mike Hu 4 June 2004 Business Times Singapore ‘Did you feel Africa?’ Lucas Deon Bok, assistant choir master of the Soweto Gospel Choir, asks the audience at a workshop the choir is hosting. ‘Did you feel it?’ Indeed, it is hard not to. The Soweto Gospel Choir performs with a comfortable, yet soulful and [...]

June 4, 2004 Elaine Articles 0

The lion sings tonight

The lion sings tonight

By Tan Shzr Ee 1 June 2004 Straits Times You’ve heard the pop version of The Lion Sleeps Tonight. Now hear the authentic 1939 South African version by the Soweto Gospel Choir After hearing The Lion Sleeps Tonight a few hundred times, you’ll never listen to a cappella music the same way again. Or so [...]

May 1, 2004 Elaine Articles 0

Spreading the word via song

Spreading the word via song

By Jon Hart 18 March 2003 Adelaide Advertiser They’ve only been together since last November yet the 32-voice Soweto Gospel Choir from South Africa are already about to embark on their first international tour. Founded in South Africa by Australian producers who could see the opportunities in touring such a show, the choir features the [...]

March 18, 2003 Elaine Articles 0

Harmony in songs of peace and hope – it’s a soul thing

Harmony in songs of peace and hope – it’s a soul thing

By Jane Faulkner February 26 2003 Sydney Morning Herald Gospel music can change a person’s life. Just ask David Mulovhedzi, choirmaster with the Soweto Gospel Choir, in Australia for a series of concerts. He explains its allure, firstly, by singing a couple of bars from Holy City and the small room fills with the most [...]

February 26, 2003 Elaine Articles 0

Soweto choirmaster preaches the gospel

Soweto choirmaster preaches the gospel

By Jennie Jones 21 February 2003 Daily Telegraph If South African choirmaster David Mulovhedzi could unite the world, even just for a couple of hours, he’d do it through music. Nowhere would be left out, including the Central Coast, where he will bring his 32-strong Soweto Gospel Choir next month. “Gospel is such a wonderful [...]

February 21, 2003 Elaine Articles 0