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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

Choir’s star-studded album marks 10 years

Choir’s star-studded album marks 10 years

TOnight By Munya Vomo May 29, 2013 IF I told you the phenomenal Soweto Gospel Choir is only a decade old, would you believe me? I didn’t think so. The choir has released so much music it almost feels as if they are as old as Ladysmith Black Mambazo (LBM). But apart from also being [...]

May 29, 2013 Elaine Articles 0

The Soweto Gospel Choir’s Divine Decade

The Soweto Gospel Choir’s Divine Decade

By Destiny Reporter April 26, 2013     DestinyConnect Grammy award-winning group, Soweto Gospel Choir, is celebrating its ten year anniversary with its new album “Divine Decade” and an international tour. It’s been two days since I was serenaded by the two-time Grammy award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir at its rehearsal and I’m still smiling. Gearing up [...]

April 26, 2013 Elaine Articles 0

World-renowned South African choir brings spirit to St. Louis

World-renowned South African choir brings spirit to St. Louis

March 15, 2012 By Kenya Vaughn St. Louis American It seems with every generation, the music of South Africa manifests among the masses and shines light on the organic song that is imbedded within the spirit of its people. Miriam “Mama Africa” Makeba, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Hugh Masekela and Jonathan Butler have left an indelible [...]

March 15, 2012 Elaine Articles 0

Preview: Soweto Gospel Choir at Palladium

Preview: Soweto Gospel Choir at Palladium

by Kyle Long Nuvo March 9, 2012 Carmel’s Palladium will host the Grammy award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir. The 26-member choir has earned international acclaim for their uplifting performances, which feature an intoxicating blend of rhythm and voice. The choir’s repertoire draws from a variety of sources, including Christian gospel hymns, traditional South African song and [...]

March 9, 2012 Elaine Articles 0

Musical director proud of Soweto Gospel Choir

Musical director proud of Soweto Gospel Choir

Extra N.A. March 8, 2012 By: Neil Armstrong Vusimuzi Shabalala is the musical director, tenor and keyboardist of the Soweto Gospel Choir and although he is not related to Joseph Shabalala of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, he says the Shabalalas in South Africa are known as musicians and singers. He is one of five brothers who [...]

March 8, 2012 Elaine Articles 0