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Choir Candids: Sipokazi and Linda’s Wedding

Choir Candids: Sipokazi and Linda’s Wedding

Another special treat for Choir fans (long overdue–I’ve been meaning to add these for a few months now): Founding choir members Sipokazi Nxumalo and Linda Nxumalo were married on January 10, 2009 in a beautiful ceremony in SK’s hometown of Port Elizabeth. In attendance from the Choir were Sipho (Linda’s best man), Zanele, Mandla, David [...]

November 23, 2010 Elaine Features, Photos 2

Soweto Sounds: I’ll Remember You

Soweto Sounds: I’ll Remember You

I’ll Remember You is a Bob Dylan song released in 1985 on his Empire Burlesque album. Lyrics: I’ll remember you When I’ve forgotten all the rest, You to me were true, You to me were the best. When there is no more, You cut to the core Quicker than anyone that I knew. When I’m [...]

January 9, 2010 Elaine Audio, Features 1

Photo: Festival Cafe

Photo: Festival Cafe

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August 10, 2009 Elaine Photos 0

Soweto Sounds: Pride (In the Name of Love)

Soweto Sounds: Pride (In the Name of Love)

Originally released by U2 in their 1984 album The Unforgettable Fire, Pride (In the Name of Love) is about Martin Luther King, Jr. and is one of the band’s most recognized songs. The Choir’s interpretation of the song is unique with all the usual SGC style. Great song! Lyrics: One man come in the name [...]

February 6, 2009 Elaine Audio, Features 2

Choir Candids: Zanele and Sipho’s Wedding

Choir Candids: Zanele and Sipho’s Wedding

Here’s a special treat for SGC fans: Long-time choir members Zanele Ngcamu (née Mkhwanazi) and Sipho Ngcamu were married September 20, 2008 in a beautiful ceremony in Soweto. Zanele has been gracious enough to share with SGF some photos from their special day. Check them out below–looked like lots of fun! [...]

January 27, 2009 Elaine Features, Photos 1

Soweto Sounds: Mama Tembu’s Wedding

Soweto Sounds: Mama Tembu’s Wedding

Mama Tembu’s Wedding is one of my favourite SGC songs that was performed by the Choir during their Blessed Concert encore (circa 2005-2006). It’s such a fun song and a hidden gem! Half the fun is watching the Choir dance and perform to it! Written by B. Egnos, the song was made popular by Margaret [...]

January 17, 2009 Elaine Audio, Features 0

Soweto Gospel Choir Inspiring New Audiences

Soweto Gospel Choir Inspiring New Audiences

NPR Music December 30, 2008 The inspirational sounds of the Soweto Gospel Choir are unmistakable. The 26-member ensemble hails from churches and communities within South Africa’s Soweto Township, and it blends tribal African gospel music with traditional Western gospel sounds. The show’s narrator and lead singer, Sipokazi Luzipo, and choir master and choreographer Shimmy Jiyane [...]

December 30, 2008 Elaine Articles, Audio 0

Soweto Gospel Choir: Songs of Hope

Soweto Gospel Choir: Songs of Hope

PBS Art Beat by Mike Melia December 18, 2008 Listen to the interview with Sipokazi. Dressed in vibrant costumes, the Soweto Gospel Choir blends the rich sounds of traditional African music with dance and a variety of musical genres — rock and hip-hop, and American gospel and R&B — and the combination has earned the [...]

December 18, 2008 Elaine Articles, Audio 0

Philadelphia Concert Photos

Philadelphia Concert Photos

Taken from kimmelcenter’s photostream. Photos from the Philadelphia concert on December 10, 2008. [...]

December 10, 2008 Elaine Photos 0

Simple singing, big voices

Simple singing, big voices

The Grammy-winning, and newly nominated, Soweto Gospel Choir comes to the Kimmel tomorrow in musical ministry. By James R. Sanders Philadelphia Inquirer Dec. 9, 2008 Voices raised to the rafters, and the heavens, the Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir spreads its ministry through song. Since its founding in 2002 in Soweto, South Africa, the choir [...]

December 9, 2008 Elaine Articles 0