Voices of Soweto

The world renowned Soweto Choir was formed by two choir directors, David Mulovhedzi and Beverly Bryer in 2002. Over the past 13 years, the choir has grown in size as well as in popularity. There are now over 40 voices performing in the choir! The Soweto Choir specializes in African Gospel, Negro Spirituals, Reggae and to most people’s surprise; American Top Charts.

The Soweto Choir won their first award in 2003 for “Best Contemporary Concert”. And they didn’t stop there, as they went on to winning numerous awards over the past 13 years. They were even awarded two Grammy Awards for “Best Traditional World Music” in 2007 and 2008.

I would highly recommend catching one of their performances live, as it is, in my opinion, a bucket-list experience. I will never forget the first time I watched them perform live; I had goosebumps from head to toe, and from beginning to end!

Soweto Gospel Choir

Soweto Choir

The Soweto Gospel Choir album, ‘African Spirit’, produced by Robin Hogarth, won ‘Best Traditional World Music Album’, at the 50th Grammy awards held in Los Angeles – 2008

Soweto Choir

The Soweto Choir’s with Nelson Mandela, London – 2008

 

By Laura Perchoc

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