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Soweto Gospel Choir: African Spirit

Seteng Sediba
Avulekile Amasango/One Love
I'll Remember You
Ke Na le Modisa
Akahlulwa Lutho
Sitting in Limbo/This Little Light of Mine/M'Lilo Vutha Mathanjeni
Izwi Lahlab'inhiziyo Yami
Africa
One
Hlohonolofatsa
Hosanna
Sefapano
By the Rivers of Babylon
Modimo
Balm of Gilead
Forever Young
Somlandela
Shosholoza
World in Union

South Africa's 26-strong, mixed-voice Soweto Gospel Choir draws their talented singers from the churches and communities around Soweto. Their exuberant sound is a blend of traditional music rooted in song and percussion, combined with the influence of 19th century missionary music, called African Gospel. The Choir continually tours the world to standing ovations and sold-out concerts, and has performed with artists from Bono, Peter Gabriel and Queen to Diana Ross, Jimmy Cliff and Johnny Clegg. They are famous for their bright costumes and spirited live performances, and for their fundraisers to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS in South Africa. 18 songs, some accompanied, are here. Traditional tunes "Setend Sediba," "Ke Na Le Modisa," "Izwi Lahlab'Inhiziyo Yami," "Africa," "Sefapano," "Modimo," "Somlandela" and "Shosholoza" are very fine, as is "Avulekile Amasango/Bob Marley's "One Love" medley, Bono's "One," Dylan's "I'll Remember You" and "Forever Young," and "Sitting in Limbo/This Little Light of Mine/M'Lilo Vutha Mathanjeni/If You Ever Needed the Lord" medley. Every cut on "Spirit" is a joy, as is looking at the pictures of these beautiful, powerful singers!

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Grammy Winner 2007 - Best Traditional World Music Album

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World  | Some a cappella | Mixed | Africa
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