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Soweto Gospel Choir down with the robots

Elaine July 16, 2008 News Comments Off on Soweto Gospel Choir down with the robots

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Andrew Thompson
16 Jul 2008

The Soweto Gospel Choir can’t seem to put a note out of place these days, and now the Grammy Award winning group that’s serenaded the likes of Oprah, Madiba and Desmond Tutu, has just managed to find a spot on one of the year’s biggest Disney flicks – Wall-E. The movie, which was released on the South African circuit last Friday, features the choir singing the chorus of the Peter Gabriel song Down to Earth, over the closing credits.

The choir expressed great delight at having the opportunity to work with Peter Gabriel and Disney, and Beverly Bryer, the group’s executive producer, told The Times newspaper that “They are not only honoured to have sung with an icon of the music industry, but to have the song included in one of the top films on circuit.”

The deal between Gabriel and the Soweto Gospel Choir was struck at the December 46664 Aids benefit concert, when the long-time Disney singer and songwriter approached the group with the idea.

With critics touting Wall-E to be the animated movie of the year, this latest achievement will be just another feather in the choir’s already well-stoked cap.

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From the Great White North of Canada, Elaine is the owner and maintainer of SGF. Besides being a big-time Soweto Gospel Choir fan, she is passionate about world travel, technology, all sports and above all the great mangosteen fruit. Oh, and she can't sing to save her love! :)

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