Wednesday 26th September 2018,
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Audio: Waloyo Yamoni by Christopher Tin

Audio: Waloyo Yamoni by Christopher Tin

Christopher Tin has shared another song from his current The Drop that Contained the Sea album. The second collaboration between Christopher and the Choir from this album is called Waloyo Yamoni, which means We Overcome the Wind. Listen to the song below; and be sure to grab Chris’ new album! [...]

July 11, 2014 Elaine Audio 0

SBS African Radio Interview

SBS African Radio Interview

Soweto Gospel Choir’s joyous, inspirational singing has electrified audiences of all ages and cultural backgrounds around the world. The group has begun a 48-venue concert of all Australian states and territories. Shimmy Jiyane is the group’s choirmaster and leader. He spoke with Martin Kwakwa from Bernie, Tasmania. Shimmy began the conversation by stating that it’s [...]

July 1, 2014 Elaine Audio 0

The Rhythm Divine: Soweto Gospel

The Rhythm Divine: Soweto Gospel

Radio interview with Mandla. I believe this is an old interview recorded in 2008, but re-released due to the Choir’s current tour of Australia. Great to have you along as we get on board the gospel train, powered this week by the driving harmonies and rhythms of South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir. Their lengthy Australian [...]

June 29, 2014 Elaine Audio 0

Audio: Iza Ngomso by Christopher Tin

Audio: Iza Ngomso by Christopher Tin

The Soweto Gospel Choir have collaborated again with Grammy award winning composer Christopher Tin on his much anticipated new album, The Drop that Contained the Sea. Their new song is called Iza Ngomso, which means Come Tomorrow in Xhosa. Listen to the song below; and be sure to grab Chris’ new album! [...]

May 30, 2014 Elaine Audio 0

Soweto Sounds: Angel

Soweto Sounds: Angel

A crowd favourite, Angel is a song by Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan that was released in 1997 on her Surfacing album. The Soweto Gospel Choir’s version of this song is unique, as Zulu lyrics by the Choir’s own Mulalo Mulovhedzi are added.  By the time you get to the Zulu part; you will be soaring with [...]

March 20, 2014 Elaine Audio, Features 0

Audio: Mandela Memorial Service

Audio: Mandela Memorial Service

Listen to the Soweto Gospel Choir sing at the Nelson Mandela Memorial Service held on March 3, 2014 at the Westminster Abbey. listen to ‘The Soweto Gospel Choir & the Choir of Westminster Abbey sing at a Service to Celebrate the Life and Work of Nelson Mandela’ on Audioboo [...]

March 3, 2014 Elaine Audio 0

Audio: Gold Coast Afternoon

Audio: Gold Coast Afternoon

It was 2003 when the Soweto Gospel choir was last performing in Australia. The 52 voice choir was originally established to celebrate unique sound of African Gospel music, and during the last decade they have won Emmy, Grammy and Oscar awards. They are now back for their 10th Anniversary tour to share their music tradition [...]

March 12, 2013 Elaine Audio, Photos 3

Audio: Soweto Gospel Choir celebrates tenth anniversary in Australia

Audio: Soweto Gospel Choir celebrates tenth anniversary in Australia

Soweto Gospel Choir choreographer and co-founder Shimmy Jiyane shares the spirit of ‘ Divine Decade’, the choir’s latest album. The Soweto Gospel Choir had their first ever paid performance in Frankston (not far from Melbourne) in 2003. Since then they have toured the world, won an Emmy, two Grammys and an Oscar nomination!  Their performance [...]

March 5, 2013 Elaine Audio 0

Soweto Sounds: Ndikhokhele

Soweto Sounds: Ndikhokhele

A Xhosa traditional, Ndikhokhele translates to Lead Me Lord and is a song praising the Lord. Lyrics: Xhosa Lyrics I was unable to find the original Xhosa lyrics. If you know them, please contact me. Thank you. English Translation Lead me Lord I’m a stranger in this world You have the power I have none [...]

May 4, 2012 Elaine Audio, Features 1

Soweto Sounds: Umqombothi

Soweto Sounds: Umqombothi

OK, so Umqombothi technically isn’t a Soweto Gospel Choir song; but it’s such a fun song that I love (with clicks!), and wanted to share on SGF.  And there is a SGC connection! In November of 2003, the Soweto Gospel Choir took part in the 46664 Concert held in Cape Town.  Lots of big names [...]

March 18, 2012 Elaine Audio, Features 0