The Mzansi Youth Choir from South Africa
The Mzansi Youth Choir from South Africa performed at the CNE’s International Stage in 2011. They delighted the audiences with their fantastic rhythms and exuberance. It was hard not to get caught up with the energy that filled the air. Soon the audiences were on their feet, including me, clapping along with the choir in sheer fervour.
The Choir was established in July 2003 with the aim of affording talented, underprivileged teenagers and young adults (ages 14-24), the perfect opportunity to perform both locally and abroad. Their past performance highlights include: The One World Music Festival in Durban, South Africa, Songs of Praise, the Presidential Awards Ceremony, a performance with Andrea Bocelli and variety of other engagements. During the 2-1- FIFA World Cup , the choir shared the stage with Columbian superstar Shakira and the local band Freshly Ground for the performance of the official World Cup song Waka Waka at the Kick-Off Concert and the World Cup Final. The choir’s repertoire is an exciting assortment of South African music which incorporates elements of traditional music, pop and Jazz.
If you wish to hear a sample, click here: http://youtu.be/CmR7RpgnQSE