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“Soweto Gospel Choir” At The “Capitol Center For The Arts”, Concord, NH — November 25, 2018.

by Anura Guruge

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Soweto Gospel Choir Anura Guruge Capitol Center for the Arts Concord New Hampshire

Click to access their Website.

This was truly a High Dynamic Range (HDR)
performance — musically & visually.

Non-stop celebration of HOPE & JOY.

What a delight.

And it was FREE!

Thank YOU (again) to the amazing “William H. Gile” Trust
that put on these FREE concerts in Concord, NH.
The “Summer of Love Concert” in June 2018
was brilliant — this was equally good.


This time I knew it was going to be good. I am a BIG “Ladysmith Black Mambazo” fan (and I have seen them live at least twice) and I kind of knew, intuitively, that this Choir would be in that mould. They were and they did NOT disappoint.

The ‘jubilation‘ mentioned on their Website (above) is a real good description. I also saw, in the concert program, that the U.K. ‘The Scotsman’ had called their performance: ‘riot of exuberance‘. Yes, that is a great description too.

High energy & ultra dynamic. Hence, why HDR — High Dynamic Range — came to my mind as I watched them, entranced and enthralled.

This concert was a part of their tribute to the GREAT MAN, Nelson Mandela’s 100th anniversary year.

As such right through the concert they set out to pay tribute to:

And in each instance they succeeded brilliantly.

An inspired, celebratory performance that was uplifting & motivational but at the same time a reminder of where we have all been (in terms of oppression) and where we might still head! It made you think. It made you realize that people will prevail. We need great leaders like Nelson Mandela.

Their CDs are available at Amazon. They will make great Christmas presents.

All pictures with my Google Pixel 2.

Thank YOU, “William H. Gile” Trust.

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by Anura Guruge

Blended (2014) Has A Cameo By Dale Steyn & Many Appearances By “Junior Mambazo” (Ladysmith ‘Kids’)

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by Anura Guruge

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YouTube of “Junior Mambazo” in ‘Blended’. Click to access.


“Junior Mambazo”. Click to ENLARGE and read here. From Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mshengu_White_Mambazo


Dale. From Wikipedia. Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dale_Steyn

This was a movie I recorded, probably from Cinemax, during the latest free preview weekend on DirecTV. It looked vaguely amusing, and that it was.

We like ‘mindless’ movies like this. Easy to watch, easy on the eye. It is escapism. Nothing profound. It was OK. I would not have paid to see it, but for ‘free’ — it would be churlish to complain. Some funny bits. Decent commentary on current social mores.

The “Ladysmith Black Mambazo” lookalikes were a real BONUS. We saw them, live, at the ConcordCapitol Center for the Arts“, in 2003, and have always been great fans. We initially thought it was them but I had to make sure. Appears it is “Junior Mambazo”. Pretty good. Hard to tell the difference.

There was NO mistaking Dale. I immediately recognized him. What the HECK he was doing in this movie is a puzzle. Yes, of course, he got paid … BUT! Dale? Actually, no harm done. He must have had fun.

I had heard of the ‘anything goes’ hedonistic atmosphere at “Sun City”. If it is really like what they depict I might add it to my Bucket List — though it might be way beyond my meagre pay grade.