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Interview: Soweto Gospel Choir discusses their music and performs

Interview: Soweto Gospel Choir discusses their music and performs

4 February 2005 NPR: All Things Considered MELISSA BLOCK, host: From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I’m Melissa Block. And joining us here in our studios are members of the Soweto Gospel Choir. Named for the township in South Africa, where the choir is based, the 26-member group is on tour in the [...]

February 4, 2005 Elaine Articles 0

Soweto Gospel Choir: ‘Voices from Heaven’

Soweto Gospel Choir: ‘Voices from Heaven’

By Melissa Block All Things Considered, NPR Music February 4, 2005 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir combines traditional African gospel and Western Christian music to form a rich, unique sound. In a visit to NPR, members of the group perform songs from their new CD, Voices from Heaven. [...]

February 4, 2005 Elaine Articles, Audio, Photos 1

Soweto Gospel Choir to launch continental tour

Soweto Gospel Choir to launch continental tour

Keith J. O’Connor 3 February 2005 The Republican The sounds of the Soweto Gospel Choir, performing Monday at the UMass Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, will deliver audiences to many places, but for some it will put them smack dab in the middle of “The Lion King.” The a capella harmonies from deep baritone to [...]

February 3, 2005 Elaine Articles 0

Choir sings praises, South African-style – Soweto group’s first North American tour backs ‘Voices From Heaven’ album

Choir sings praises, South African-style – Soweto group’s first North American tour backs ‘Voices From Heaven’ album

Jay Lustig 28 January 2005 The Star-Ledger Gospel is unlike most forms of music in that the message is always the same. But like any other genre, it can take many forms. “Voices From Heaven,” the first U.S. release by the Soweto Gospel Choir, offers a few numbers (“Amazing Grace,” “Many Rivers to Cross”) sung [...]

January 28, 2005 Elaine Articles 0

Songs of the South

Songs of the South

01.27.05 By Mark Gresham Creative Loafing The city of Soweto, South Africa, a hotbed at the center of the country’s anti-apartheid movement, turned 100 years old this past October. Although it was founded to keep black migrant workers away from white Johannesburg, Soweto has developed into an innovative urban township, setting trends in politics, fashion, [...]

January 27, 2005 Elaine Articles 0

In The Spirit: Soweto Choir Brings S. African Gospel To U.S.

In The Spirit: Soweto Choir Brings S. African Gospel To U.S.

Deborah Evans Price 15 January 2005 Billboard Gospel music has always been fueled by great choirs, and though names like Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir and Mississippi Mass Choir are legendary, the United States is not the only country to produce such great musical traditions. Stateside audiences will soon become familiar with the considerable talents of the [...]

January 15, 2005 Elaine Articles 0

Soweto sings to the world

Soweto sings to the world

Beth Pearson 5 October 2004 The Herald It is a mark of the success of Soweto Gospel Choir that they’re usually anywhere but Soweto. When I catch assistant choirmaster Lucas Deon Bok on his mobile, he’s on the tour bus headed from Derby to Manchester and will arrive in Glasgow, via a few other cities, [...]

October 5, 2004 Elaine Articles 0

Redemption songs

Redemption songs

Once a byword for struggle against apartheid, Soweto is now firmly on the tourist trail. As it celebrates its centenary, Gwyn Topham visits the townships Gwyn Topham The Guardian 23 September 2004 Of all the places to get a sense of deja vu, Soweto would have been unlikely to top my list. And yet the [...]

September 23, 2004 Elaine Articles 0

In living colour

In living colour

Alun Prichard 17 September 2004 Daily Post (Liverpool) Africa is said by scientists to be the cradle of life — a statement that is evoked by South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir, whose voices echo the rhythms of life itself. Their unique lyrical quality grows from the blending of voices and traditions from many of South [...]

September 17, 2004 Elaine Articles 0

Songs of praise

Songs of praise

Gwyn Topham The Guardian September 8 2004 Its singers were recruited in the township churches of South Africa. Now the Soweto Gospel Choir is selling out shows on almost every continent. It’s difficult to think of anything that could make this particularly bleak area of Johannesburg feel uplifting. But in a community hall in rundown, [...]

September 8, 2004 Elaine Articles 0