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Grammy-winning Soweto Gospel Choir visits Tallahassee for first time

Grammy-winning Soweto Gospel Choir visits Tallahassee for first time

By: Mark HinsonTallahassee DemocratDecember 7, 2018 Do not ask choir master Vincent “Shimmy” Jiyane about famous folks the Soweto Gospel Choir has worked with because, well, he has the answers. So far, the choir has collaborated with super-group U2, the funk-rock outfit Red Hot Chili Peppers, the hit-making Queen, fellow South African singing group Ladysmith [...]

December 7, 2018 Elaine Articles 0

Soweto Gospel Choir uses music and movement to tell Nelson Mandela’s story

Soweto Gospel Choir uses music and movement to tell Nelson Mandela’s story

By Jane Dunlap Sathe November 29, 2018 The Daily Progress As the centennial year of Nelson Mandela’s birth draws to a close, audience members can hear the freedom songs and gospel works he loved performed by a choir he enjoyed hearing. The Soweto Gospel Choir’s “Songs of the Free” program, which will be presented Saturday [...]

November 29, 2018 Elaine Articles 0

Choir to celebrate Nelson Mandela with ‘Songs of the Free’ at Penn State

Choir to celebrate Nelson Mandela with ‘Songs of the Free’ at Penn State

By: Holly Riddle November 23, 2018 Centre Daily Times On Tuesday, Eisenhower Auditorium and the Center for Performing Arts at Penn State will welcome Soweto Gospel Choir for the choir’s uplifting performance, “Songs of the Free: Celebrating the Centenary of Nelson Mandela.” The Soweto Gospel Choir — which is named after Soweto, or South West [...]

November 23, 2018 Elaine Articles 0

Shimmy Jiyane of Soweto Gospel Choir Talks Singing and Dancing, Bringing Audiences to Tears, and What He Misses Most About Nelson Mandela

Shimmy Jiyane of Soweto Gospel Choir Talks Singing and Dancing, Bringing Audiences to Tears, and What He Misses Most About Nelson Mandela

By: Jiddoe S’Phatt Liquid Arts & Entertainment November 15, 2018 Our next featured guest is a world-renowned choreographer, singer, dancer and choir director. He’s also a founding member of Soweto Gospel Choir. Honoring the memory of late South African President and civil rights revolutionary Nelson Mandela, the choir will perform at Wharton Center for Performing Arts on November [...]

November 15, 2018 Elaine Articles 0

Soweto Gospel Choir shares songs of freedom and forgiveness

Soweto Gospel Choir shares songs of freedom and forgiveness

By Vanessa Hernandez The Battalion October 30, 2018 Spreading joy to audiences globally for nearly two decades, the two-time Grammy award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir performed songs dedicated to love, freedom and forgiveness. Soweto Gospel Choir performed Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Rudder Auditorium as part of their “Songs of the Free” tour in honor [...]

October 30, 2018 Elaine Articles 0

Soweto Gospel Choir in Houston to spread Nelson Mandela’s legacy

Soweto Gospel Choir in Houston to spread Nelson Mandela’s legacy

By Lawrence Elizabeth Knox Houston Chronicle October 22, 2018 The Soweto Gospel Choir has nothing to prove and everything to share. Since its founding in 2002, the African troupe has become a worldwide sensation known for presenting an infectious and joyous production celebrating the richness of the African culture with inspirational music rooted in faith. [...]

October 22, 2018 Elaine Articles 0

Soweto Gospel Choir to perform in Longview

Soweto Gospel Choir to perform in Longview

October 18, 2018 Longview News Journal Songs of hope and songs of freedom. The music the Soweto Gospel Choir from South Africa will present when it stops Oct. 27 at Longview’s Belcher Center tells the story of its country’s struggle — a struggle that America can relate to, said Diniloxolo Ndlakuse, known as Milton, the [...]

October 18, 2018 Elaine Articles 0

Soweto Gospel Choir celebrates freedom fighters

Soweto Gospel Choir celebrates freedom fighters

by Alexander Varty October 17th, 2018 The Georgia Straight Here in western North America, land of vast distances and shoddy transportation infrastructure, the value of the railroad as metaphor is unclear. Roads, not rails, rule our imagination. But in other places and at other times, the iron horse was a potent symbol of both freedom [...]

October 17, 2018 Elaine Articles 0

Soweto Gospel Choir blends spiritual traditions in Bend

Soweto Gospel Choir blends spiritual traditions in Bend

South African group performs Nelson Mandela tribute at Tower Brian McElhiney The Bulletin October 11, 2018 When South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir won its first Grammy in 2007, Nelson Mandela shared in the triumph. The group won Best Traditional World Music Album for its 2006 sophomore effort, “Blessed.” Choirmaster, choreographer, dancer, singer and founding member [...]

October 11, 2018 Elaine Articles 0

Soweto Gospel Choir to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s legacy in Green Music Center concert

Soweto Gospel Choir to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s legacy in Green Music Center concert

By Dan Taylor The Press Democrat October 4, 2018 Some musical groups go on tour because they have a new album out, but the Soweto Gospel Choir’s “Songs of the Free” tour has a higher goal. Starting last year, the 20-member South African ensemble has been touring in honor of the 100th anniversary of the [...]

October 4, 2018 Elaine Articles 0