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Soweto Sounds: Hlanganani

Soweto Sounds: Hlanganani

Written by Hamilton Nzimande, the song Hlanganani was recently featured in the HBO/BBC series The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. In the episode The Boy with an African Heart, the song can be heard at the very end of the episode and was the perfect ending to a great episode (I’m a big fan of [...]

May 2, 2009 Elaine Audio, Features 2

Soweto Sounds: Malaika

Soweto Sounds: Malaika

Malaika is a popular Swahili song meaning Angel. The song has been covered by many artists over the years.  Popular versions include the ones done by Miriam Makeba (RIP), Angélique Kidjo and even Boney M. Many attribute the song’s origin to Fadhili William, but this has been heavily disputed. In any case, Malaika is one [...]

February 21, 2009 Elaine Audio, Features 1

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

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 Sounds: Ke Na Le Modisa

Soweto Sounds: Ke Na Le Modisa

Ke Na Le Modisa, sung in Sotho, is an interpretation of Psalm 23. Lyrics: Sotho lyrics Ke na le modisa – ke tla be ke hlokang? Ke ya ipitsang Jehova – molimo o phelang O nkisa botaleng, lijong tse mphelisang O nkalosa dinokaneng – metsing a nkholisang Lira li ka ntlhoya – ke sa ja [...]

January 8, 2009 Elaine Audio, Features 7

Soweto Sounds: An Introduction

Soweto Sounds: An Introduction

On a regular basis, Soweto Gospel Fans will be featuring a different SGC song in Soweto Sounds. Each spotlight will include song explanation, lyrics and related information. Visitors will also have the opportunity to listen to the full song (for a limited time). If you would like to suggest the next song to be featured, [...]

January 8, 2009 Elaine Features 4