Founded by David Mulovhedzi and Beverly Bryer, the Soweto Gospel Choir consists of 30 members. The group has received three Grammy awards and an Oscar nomination. Shimmy Jiyane discusses their latest album "Freedom"; Milton Ndlakuse arranges and composes the music. (Credits)
The Soweto Gospel Choir works with Amanda Black on "Vuka." Ndlakuse describes his creative process of arranging vocals. Other artists the choir has worked with include Stevie Wonder, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beyonce, and John Legend.
Soweto is a small town on the outskirts of Johannesburg that was once an epicenter for political unrest. Inspired by the struggles of South Africa's past. "Freedom" is an award-winning album. The choir helps publicize and obtain donations for Nkosi's Haven.
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This ensemble that embodies Mandela's "Rainbow Nation" went from humble beginnings to the heights of success while never losing touch with the people and place that shaped them.
Length: 23 minutes
Copyright date: ©2019
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