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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

Soweto Gospel Choir to honor Mandela centennial at Irvine Barclay performance

Soweto Gospel Choir to honor Mandela centennial at Irvine Barclay performance

By Michael Rydzynski Los Angeles Times September 27, 2018 In honor of Nelson Mandela, the Soweto Gospel Choir plans to sing songs of freedom Oct. 6 at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. “This program was put together to honor the freedom fighters during the time of struggle in South Africa,” said Shimmy Jiyane, choir master of [...]

September 27, 2018 Elaine Articles 0

Arts Award Interview w Diniloxolo Ndlakuse

Arts Award Interview w Diniloxolo Ndlakuse

by Nici West Arts Award September 26, 2018 We catch up with the Musical Director and choir member of Soweto Gospel Choir, who were formed to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African Gospel music, drawing on the best talent from the many churches in and around Soweto. How did you come to be [...]

September 26, 2018 Elaine Articles 0

Soweto Gospel Choir: Showing Off With Song In Adelaide

Soweto Gospel Choir: Showing Off With Song In Adelaide

February 16, 2018 scenestr Multiple Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir brings South Africa’s greatest vocalists together. The choir will perform songs in a number of South Africa’s official languages, returning after their sell-out season in Adelaide last year. Here, Shimmy Jiyane, spokesperson for Soweto, answers some questions about the performance they’ll be bringing to the [...]

February 16, 2018 Elaine Articles 0

It’s going to be a bittersweet night, says Johnny Clegg on last Joburg gig

It’s going to be a bittersweet night, says Johnny Clegg on last Joburg gig

Times Live November 9, 2017 By Chrizelda Kekana Just a few hours before he takes to stage for possibly the last ever in Johannesburg, legendary musician Johnny Clegg has said he’s anticipating a night filled with emotion for his Final Journey World Tour. “I’m a Joburg boy; this has been my hometown since the age [...]

November 9, 2017 Elaine Articles 0

In every song thrown to the heavens, celebrate the union and the freedom

In every song thrown to the heavens, celebrate the union and the freedom

The below article was posted on Ponto Final, a Portuguese language website based in Macau. I have included the original Portuguese text below and a very basic translation done online into English below it. Text: Sílvia Gonçalves Photography: Eduardo Martins Source: Ponto Final Date: October 27, 2017 Original Portuguese text: Em cada cântico atirado aos céus, [...]

October 27, 2017 Elaine Articles 0

South Africa gospel choir make Macau debut

South Africa gospel choir make Macau debut

Friday, October 27, 2017 Macau Daily Times The Choir brought 20 members of its 54-person strong choir to its concert last night – the group’s first ever in Macau – which featured songs from across its 15-year repertoire. Gospel is a genre of Christian music, which can date its roots back to the late-18th century. [...]

October 27, 2017 Elaine Articles, Photos 0

South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir comes to the Adelaide Fringe

South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir comes to the Adelaide Fringe

By: Sophie Perri Adelaide Messenger March 1, 2017 THEY have four Grammy Awards to their names, count Will Smith and Celine Dion as fans and spend their lives spreading good news around the world. South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir is a big deal, and it’s in town to perform at Royal Croquet Club until the [...]

March 1, 2017 Elaine Articles 0

Last chance to see Soweto Gospel Choir on Coast

Last chance to see Soweto Gospel Choir on Coast

By: Toni Benson-Rogan Sunshine Coast Daily August 28, 2016 VINCENT ‘Shimmy’ Jiyane knew performing was his chosen career from the moment he became a part of Soweto Gospel Choir back in 2002. Now, 14 years later, the South African artist is a choirmaster, choreographer, tenor and dancer who loves performing for thousands of people all [...]

August 28, 2016 Elaine Articles 0