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South African choral music is renowned for passionate singing and soul-stirring harmonies. The Soweto Gospel Choir is made up of top talent from throughout that hard-scrabble yet celebrated Township. All sixteen tracks were seemingly recorded studio-live with no overdubbing or after-the-fact prettying-up. Paradise Road is led by a powerful pair of female voices who sing in English about walking hand-in-hand toward a place where there will be no more pain. It is almost unbearably poignant. A ceremonial yet ecstatic version of "Amazing Grace" renews the power and grandeur of a seriously hackneyed hymn. The selections are either sung a cappella or accompanied by a guitar-led mbaqanga combo, plus drums, hand-clapping, stamping, exhortations, whistling ,and high-pitched ululations. There is even a taste of sacred R&B and hip-hop! The lord being praised here is obviously a robust but loving realist; the voices are redolent of humanity in all its fragile, undying splendor. --Christina Roden
"Critics Choice! Moving and inspirational!" -- Evening News, Edinburgh
"Sheer jubilation!! Earthy and unrestrained... The rhythm of life!" -- Herald Sun, Melbourne
"Top 20!! Amassed voices are victorious!" -- The List, Scotland
"You don't have to be a believer to be inspired!!" -- The Sunday Herald, Scotland
As I stated above on the other CD. This is a CD and not a DVD.
Tell me how to send it back.
Purchased for Amazing Grace and a couple other songs but really like the entire album.Published 5 months ago by Cheri Saley
Exceptional music performed by exceptional singers. This group sings gospel songs in their native language and in English, all to the glory of God.Published 18 months ago by Carmen Maria Incorminias
I had this CD when i was wayyyyy younger then I lost it. I recently found it on amazon. I absolutely love it.Published 18 months ago by amazonlover
I bought this CD just for one song....Amazing Grace. And of course, I loved it. But I was also just blown away by the entire CD.... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Bird in KY