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Soweto Gospel Choir Inspiring New Audiences

Elaine December 30, 2008 Articles, Audio Comments Off on 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 speak with Farai Chideya about their 49-city, North American tour.

Listen to the interview here.

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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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