Ndlovu Youth Choir Breathe New Life Into Africa
Written by Qello Mapanya on December 17, 2019
The Ndlovu Youth Choir moved and enthralled a global audience throughout their victorious run on America’s Got Talent.
Fans from all over the world rooted for them right up to the finals of the popular American talent show. The group has ensured that their talent is not distant memory and have released their first single Africa across all streaming and download platforms, as well as their debut album, which is now available to pre-order ahead of the official release on 29 November 2019.
“…The release of our music crowns an extraordinary year that has surpassed our wildest expectations. Our choir has proven that when hard work, perseverance, and commitment are combined; barriers are no longer a hindrance but an inspiration; the stars align, and dreams do come true. We are so excited to share our music with you and thank you for all your love and support” wrote the Ndlovu Youth Choir on their Facebook page on Friday.
When asked to elaborate on what makes the Ndlovu Youth Choir so infectious, choirmaster Ralf Schmitt credits the young voices saying, “…what you experience when the choir performs is the expression of pure emotion. With deep experiences of pain and suffering also comes the ability to express more joy. The choir’s ability to sing from a place of pure authenticity and raw emotion is what transforms and instantly brightens any song they interpret, forming an immediate connection with anyone on the receiving end of their music”.
The month of November has brought an added sense of pride for the choir starting with their sold-out homecoming concert at Emperors Palace on 02 November where they included a heartfelt celebration to pay tribute to the Springbok team. On Tuesday, 05 November 2019, the choir had the honor of welcoming the rugby world champions home at OR Tambo International Airport.
Listen to the Ndlovu Youth Choir’s new single Africa on Sony Music Africa
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