Diepkloof United Voice: Harmonizing Soweto: Golden City Gospel & Kasi Soul

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Release Date: 11-03-2023

SKU: 827565063000

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Diepkloof United Voice: Harmonizing Soweto: Golden City Gospel & Kasi Soul

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In apartheid-era South Africa, gospel music provided solace and served as a tool for covert communication to organize resistance. By the 2010s, South African gospel, deeply ingrained in the soul of Soweto, assumed a new role-as a heartfelt cry against persistent failures and shortcomings, a cry mourning a South Africa that never materialized. A new South Africa needed a new gospel sound. In 2016, nine young men from different parts of Diepkloof, a celebrated neighborhood brimming with talent within Soweto's sprawling township, came together to form the sound of the new South Africa under the name Diepkloof United Voice. Diepkloof United Voice's music has gone viral multiple times on TikTok, YouTube, and Facebook, garnering between 60,000 to 2 million views. The comments section displays flag emojis from Brazil to India, showcasing the global reach of their music. This album was recorded on site in Soweto, in an abandoned classroom of Lebowa Elementary School in Diepkloof Zone 3, where the choir rehearsed for years. Amid rolling blackouts, Diepkloof United Voice poured their heart, soul, and vocal chords into their debut record, combining classic South Africa gospel, Soweto's own kasi soul, American blues, and Zulu flavor, to present the contemporary gospel sound of a changing South Africa. The promise of a new South Africa might finally be realized, as Diepkloof United Voice guarantees the country's future is guided by the truth, uttered with each gasp of breath from their inimitable voices. This is the voice of a new South Africa.

  1. Too Late for Mama
  2. Baninzi
  3. Round ; Round
  4. Sipo
  5. Who Knows
  6. Nomalizo
  7. My Brother

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