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Soweto Gospel Choir
Grand Sierra Resort March 26, 2010
Artown presents The two-time Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir is heralded as one of the most exciting groups to emerge in world music in recent years. A sell-out success when it premiered at the Edinburgh Festival 2007, Soweto Gospel Choir’s “African Spirit” celebrates the strength of the human spirit and captures the beauty and passion that is Africa. Through vibrant rhythm, movement and its renowned vocal tapestry, the Choir perform a repertoire that reflects some of the history of their Rainbow Nation, songs of remembrance for the past, as well as songs of joy and praise for the present and future with a repertoire ranging from the traditional African gospel song “Sefapano” to an extraordinary new interpretation of Bob Dylan’s “I’ll Remember You.”
Apart from unforgettable performances, members of Soweto Gospel Choir seek to show gratitude for their own good fortune, by contributing to the lives of Aids Orphans back home in South Africa. In 2004 the Soweto Gospel Choir set up its own Charity Foundation in association with the established Aids Charity, Nkosi’s Haven. At the conclusion of each performance, the Soweto Gospel Choir invite audiences to donate with funds 100% of the funds going to the many AIDS Orphans Establishments which receive no government or private funding with 100% of the funds collected through concert donations going direct to the charity. To date, Soweto Gospel Choir have raised almost $1 million from audience donations and last year fed, clothed and housed over 600 orphans.