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The sweet sounds of the Soweto Gospel Choir

The sweet sounds of the Soweto Gospel Choir

Brad Wheeler Globe & Mail February 13, 2014 Celebrating its 10 years, the Grammy-winning Soweto Gospel Choir brings its Divine Decade show to the Sony Centre on Friday. We spoke to Kevin Williams, tenor vocalist and lead guitarist for the jubilant, colourfully garbed 26-member group. The name Soweto Gospel Choir is pretty self-explanatory. But if [...]

February 13, 2014 Elaine Articles 0

Soweto Gospel Choir brings ‘greatest hits’ concert to the Peace Center

Soweto Gospel Choir brings ‘greatest hits’ concert to the Peace Center

February 6, 2014 Paul Hyde The Greenville News The Soweto Gospel Choir tours internationally but the ensemble’s singers particularly love American audiences. Why? Because Americans are the quickest to shout “Amen!” “Americans are really special,” said Sipokazi Luzipo, a founding member of the group. “We love the feedback that we get in America,” she added. [...]

February 6, 2014 Elaine Articles 3

Soweto Gospel Choir returns to Gainesville for Tuesday show

Soweto Gospel Choir returns to Gainesville for Tuesday show

By Samantha Schuyler Gainesville Sun January 30, 2014 Before the Soweto Gospel Choir performed on “The Today Show,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” or even got to Carnegie Hall, it performed in Gainesville. The 46-member musical group from South Africa considers Gainesville its North American home, said founding member Sipokazi Nxumalo. And that was before [...]

January 30, 2014 Elaine Articles 0

Head of Soweto Gospel Choir reflects on group’s 10th anniversary and the crushing loss of beloved Madiba

Head of Soweto Gospel Choir reflects on group’s 10th anniversary and the crushing loss of beloved Madiba

Camille Dundas ByBlacks January 29, 2014 Grammy and Emmy Award Winning  Soweto Gospel Choir has been performing to audiences all over the world for the last ten years. The South African choir kicks off an 11 week North American tour, stopping in Toronto for one night only February 21. The list of artists they have [...]

January 29, 2014 Elaine Articles 0

Soweto Gospel Choir on Nelson Mandela & South African Culture

Soweto Gospel Choir on Nelson Mandela & South African Culture

Green Global Travel December 18, 2013 Brett Love I fell in love with the music and culture of South Africa years before I actually traveled to the country. But my 2-week visit back in 2000 (which included being given a Zulu name after singing with a musician in Simunye Village) changed my life, inspiring the [...]

December 18, 2013 Elaine Articles 0

Soweto Gospel Choir and the Winnie Mandela movie project

Soweto Gospel Choir and the Winnie Mandela movie project

The below is an interview done by Film Music Magazine with Laurent Eyquem, a French music composer who scored and was in charge of the music for the movie Winnie Mandela, starring Jennifer Hudson in the title role. The Choir is featured in several of the songs. I’ve taken excerpts from the original interview below [...]

September 4, 2013 Elaine Articles 0

Soweto Gospel Choir aims to motivate, inspire

Soweto Gospel Choir aims to motivate, inspire

By Jeff Heinrich The Montreal Gazette July 4, 2013 Nelson Mandela may be on his deathbed, but the Soweto Gospel Choir has decided to go ahead and tour abroad, in an exclusive Canadian tour that includes back-to-back gigs in Montreal. Two dozen members of the Grammy-winning ensemble will sing their hearts out Saturday at the [...]

July 4, 2013 Elaine Articles 1

South African singer who preformed for Nelson Mandela hopes for former president’s recovery

South African singer who preformed for Nelson Mandela hopes for former president’s recovery

By Jeffrey Ougler Sault Star June 13, 2013 Shimmy Jiyane is “definitely “excited about Soweto Gospel Choir’s upcoming Canadian tour and the South African tenor is practising hard to ensure his pitch will be perfect. But he admits his mind is not solely on music these days. Jiyane’s thoughts have also been on the fragile [...]

June 13, 2013 Elaine Articles 0

One on One with Soweto Gospel Choir Mandla Modawu

One on One with Soweto Gospel Choir Mandla Modawu

June 3, 2013The Afro News by Honore Gbedze Take us back to the beginning of the Soweto Gospel Choir and tell us how it all started? Soweto Gospel Choir was formed when our executive producer/director and our late musical director were asked to form a gospel choir by our Australian promoters. They had a six [...]

June 3, 2013 Elaine Articles 0

The world’s best choir at 10

The world’s best choir at 10

By Lesley Mofokeng City Press 29 May 2013 The humble and small celebration at Rosebank Mall’s Dance Junxion this morning didn’t fit the high profile of the Soweto Gospel Choir. Boasting two Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, SA Music Awards, and having performed at the Oscars all in just 10 years, easily makes this the [...]

May 29, 2013 Elaine Articles, Photos 0