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Reviews

Spirit of Soweto evokes life’s joy on coldest night of year

Spirit of Soweto evokes life’s joy on coldest night of year

Jane Hardy 1 December 2008 Belfast Telegraph When done well, gospel music is uplifting, nature’s Prozac if you like, with none of the chemical side-effects. And with the world famous Soweto Gospel Choir, who deliver their brand of African spirit or soul superlatively well, the effect is doubled. They came to the Waterfront Hall last [...]

December 1, 2008 Elaine Reviews 0

The Soweto Gospel Choir – Live at the Nelson Mandela Theatre

The Soweto Gospel Choir – Live at the Nelson Mandela Theatre

Peggy Oliver The Urban Music Scene December 1, 2008 Throughout world music history, the continent of South Africa is responsible for several musical wonders that pierce the soul and evoke pure enjoyment every time they step on stage. To name a few: Miriam Makeba, who passed recently, was still a beloved vocalist and civil rights [...]

December 1, 2008 Elaine Reviews 0

“Mama Africa” and the Soweto Gospel Choir

“Mama Africa” and the Soweto Gospel Choir

November 13, 2008 Condé Nast Traveler – Daily Traveler by John Oseid The world lost a monumental figure last week when legendary South African singer and anti-Apartheid hero Miriam Makeba passed away on stage in Italy. How fitting, it was reported, that she was singing her signature exile hit “Pata Pata.” Harry Belafonte recounted on [...]

November 13, 2008 Elaine Reviews 0

Soweto Gospel Choir outdoes itself at Lied

Soweto Gospel Choir outdoes itself at Lied

L Kent Wolgamott Lincoln Journal Star Nov 8, 2008 Bob Marley’s “One Love,” the gospel number “River Jordan,” a little hip-hop and a Detroitmeets-Memphis soul version of Bob Dylan’s “I’ll Remember You” poured off the Lied Center for Performing Arts stage Friday. On paper, that list seems too eclectic to work. But when delivered by [...]

November 8, 2008 Elaine Reviews 0

Fort Collins Review

Fort Collins Review

By Tim Van Schmidt King Koncert October 29, 2008 The Soweto Gospel Choir doesn’t waste a second when on stage. At least that’s how their show went at the Lincoln Center last night. This was a performing unit that seemed very eager to please and that included eliminating any down time on stage by making [...]

October 29, 2008 Elaine Reviews 0

Grammy Winners Rock Santa Barbara

Grammy Winners Rock Santa Barbara

By: Richard Elfman October 6, 2008 Buzzine Magazine In a glum world filled with daily bad news, one gets a hefty dose of hope and joy after an evening with the Soweto Gospel Choir. This superb, Grammy-winning, 26-voice ensemble rocks and dances to driving drums, then soulfully caresses with the most sublimely African a capella [...]

October 6, 2008 Elaine Reviews 0

Sydney Review

Sydney Review

John Shand, reviewer Sydney Morning Herald May 23, 2008 IF THE Soweto Gospel Choir sang only gospel its appeal would rapidly wane. The voices largely lack the virtuosic uplift the idiom demands. So this program, Spirit Of Africa, ranged farther afield, astutely devised to steadily intensify, until much of the second half was a whirl [...]

May 23, 2008 Elaine Reviews 0

Oxford Review

Oxford Review

By Mick Conmy BBC Oxford February 13, 2008 The troupe from Johannesburg come to Oxford’s New Theatre and our man Mick Conmy checks them out. Every time I feel the spirit move within my heart, I go to the New Theatre. And then hope and pray to have as good a night as those who [...]

February 13, 2008 Elaine Reviews 0

Soweto Gospel Choir @ The Lowry

Soweto Gospel Choir @ The Lowry

By Nicola Dowling City Life 04/02/08 EFFERVESCENT, energetic and uplifting. It doesn’t matter whether you understand the words, if you’re religious, or to steal a phrase from Billy Joel, what culture you’re from. Music has a way of reaching out to anyone and everyone. And last night’s performance by the Soweto Gospel Choir proved it. [...]

February 4, 2008 Elaine Reviews 0

Taking your senses by storm

Taking your senses by storm

9/25/2007 The Citizen By Annette Bayne As their voices are raised and goose bumps start chasing up your arms, it is not difficult to see why the Soweto Gospel Choir won the Grammy for their CD Blessed in the category Best Traditional World Music. Their new CD African Spirit, released in 2006, is their third [...]

September 25, 2007 Elaine Reviews 0