Soweto Melodic Voices to sing at Second Congregational Church

On Sunday, April 24, at 10:30 a.m., the Soweto Melodic Voices will perform at the Sunday Worship Service of Second Congregational Church, located at 139 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich.

Following the service, members of the Soweto Melodic Voices will be available for a Question and Answer period for those interested.

Singing in English and six other South African languages, Soweto Melodic Voices is no ordinary choir. Comprised of 12 youths aged 14-20, members live in Soweto, Africa, formerly one of the world’s toughest townships. Many are the orphans of families decimated by HIV and AIDS. The group’s motto is, “We sing when we’re happy and we sing when we’re sad.”

The choir was co-founded by Leslie and Neria Madikane in May 2007 as an initiative to close an educational gap in the lives of local children and the lack of learning opportunities in the area of music and traditional dances.

The youths were brought together with the purpose of keeping them engaged; nurturing them physically, educationally, mentally, spiritually, and to encourage their natural talent.

The choir has a large repertoire of music and dance to entertain audiences. But they also produce shows that address social issues prevalent in their communities. Their latest endeavor, “SMV Say No to Xenophobia” shone a spotlight on the disturbing trend of treating immigrants from other African countries with mistrust and contempt.

Their debut album, “Harambee” was recorded on location in Soweto, South Africa in 2014 and features the very best in traditional African, Chorale and Gospel music.

For more about this extraordinary group please visit their You Tube & Vimeo pages.

For more information, contact Laurie Meek.

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