SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR / “Soweto Gospel Choir Mixtape”

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Rudy Says:
August 25th, 2010 at 3:51 am

To tell you the truth about my ears listening, what I have heard so far from the Soweto Gospel Choir does not sound unique at all. It sounds rather too much like contemporary American gospel, with all of its American English intonations, which are a light year from the swing and gravity of a Mahalia Jackson, or even the depth of the longtime favorite “Precious Lord.”

Contemporary American gospel lacks the depth and conviction of the gospel quartets of the Southland. The Soweto Choir lacks in most of the selections that which we most associate with South African music, the linguistic peculiarities of the African dialects, which are indeed unique and contribute to that which is unique in South African music whether sacred or secular.

In short, I care little for contemporary gospel music. It is a bit too slick for me. Most of these Soweto Gospel Choir selections sound too much like American gospel music.

Thanks ever so much for bringing this material to my attention.

Loving you madly, Rudy

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