Soweto

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  1. Soweto Gospel Choir

    Soweto Gospel Choir

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    The Soweto Gospel Choir is a South African gospel group.


  2. Soweto Blues

    Soweto Blues (1989)

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    "Soweto Blues" is a 1988 protest song written by Hugh Masekela and performed by Miriam Makeba. The song is about the Soweto uprising that occurred in 1976, following the decision by the apartheid government of South Africa to ban all languages other than Afrikaans from school. The uprising was forcefully put down by the police, leading to the death of between 176 and 700 people. The song was recorded and released in 1976. The song became a staple at Makeba's live concerts.


  3. Soweto String Quartet

    Soweto String Quartet

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    The Soweto String Quartet is a string quartet from Soweto in South Africa composed of Reuben Khemese, Makhosini Mnguni, Sandile Khemese and Thami Khemese. Their music is a fusion of the "dance rhythms of Kwela, the syncopated guitars of Mbaqanga, the saxophones and trumpets of swaying African jazz and the voices of people singing in joyous, easy harmony". The Soweto String Quartet is autonomous and independent and does not affiliate to any organisation or institution since its inception.


  4. Hector Pieterson

    Hector Pieterson

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    South African, Activist


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