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Soweto Gospel Choir: 'Blessed'

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Soweto Gospel Choir: 'Blessed'

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Soweto Gospel Choir: 'Blessed'

Soweto Gospel Choir: 'Blessed'

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Cover for the Soweto Gospel Choir's latest CD, Blessed. Shanachie Records hide caption

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Ever since their smash debut CD Voices From Heaven, the Soweto Gospel Choir have spent years touring the world with their exhilarating brand of vocal fireworks. The group returns with a new collection of songs sung in English and some of the 10 other "official" languages of South Africa.

From 'Blessed'

Hear cuts from the South African choir's latest CD:

'Lelilungelo Ngelakho'

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'Oh Happy Day'

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'Noyana'

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Ed Gordon talks to members of the band about their sophomore CD and comparisons to another South African vocal phenomenon, Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

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Album
Blessed
Artist
Soweto Gospel Choir
Label
Shanachie Records
Released
2005

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