Soweto Gospel Choir on NPR’s Tiny Desk–Thirteen Radiant Minutes
The Soweto Gospel Choir recently scaled down to 11 (from their normal 30+) to fit into NPR’s Tiny Desk. We’ve been fans of this ensemble since we first heard their debut album, Voices From Heaven, in 2005. Since then they’ve gone onto big and bigger things. Singing in multiple African languages (and occasionally English), SGC mixes African gospel music with everything from reggae to pop. And through it all one hears celebration and purpose. If you’re lacking in either category, hit play and let their joyous acapella sound burn off the day’s haze.