Louw, Mara / African Methodist Church - African Hymns (CD)
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- Number of Items
- Media Type
- African Hymns
- Country of Origin
- Arc Music
- Mono / Stereo
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Hee! Ba Nyoriloeng (Sotho)
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Siya Kudumisa Thixo (Xhosa) (trad.)
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Ha Keletshe - Kele Mobe (Sotho)
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Kenang Bohle (Sotho) (F. Coillard)
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Kese Ke Utloile (Sotho)
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Imfazwe Imfazwe (Xhosa ) (H. H. Dugmore)
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Amahlathi Aphelile (Xhosa ) (J. Dlokweni)
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Mphe Maleme Ase Kete / Vuthelani Ixilongo (Sotho and Xhosa) (G. C. Moseley)
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Jerusalem Ikhaya Lam (Xhosa) (W. Jiyana)
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Masibulele Ku Jesu (Xhosa) (P. Sipamla)
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Bawo Ndingu Mntwana Wakho (Xhosa) (Lovedale)
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Seteng Sediba Samadi (Sotho) (S. Rolland)
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Rea Oboka Morena (Sotho) (S. Rolland)
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Wakrazulwa Ngenxa Yami (Xhosa) (W. F. Davis)
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Noyana (Xhosa) (W. F. Davis)
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Ingoma Ka Ntsikana (Xhosa) (trad. by 'Ntsikana, 'arr. by Prof. J. M. Khumalo)
- [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Nkosi Sikelel 'i Afrika (Xhosa) (Enock Mankayi Sontonga)
- South Africa
- Release Date
- 29 October 2009
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Hee! Ba Nyoriloeng [Sotho]
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Siya Kudumisa Thixo [Xhosa]
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Ha Keletshe - Kele Mobe [Sotho]
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Kenang Bohle [Sotho]
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Kese Ke Utloile [Sotho]
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Imfazwe imfazwe [Xhosa]
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Amahlathi Aphelile [Xhosa]
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Mphe Maleme Ase Kete [Sotho]/Vuthelani Ixilongo [Xhosa]
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Jerusalem Ikhaya Lam [Xhosa]
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Masibulele Ku Jesu [Xhosa]
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Bawo Ndingu Mntwana Wakho [Xhosa]
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Seteng Sediba Samadi [Sotho]
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Rea Oboka Morena [Sotho]
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Wakrazulwa Ngenxa Yami [Xhosa]
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Noyana [Xhosa]
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Ingoma Ka Ntsikana [Xhosa]
- [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Nkosi Sikelel'i Afrika [Xhosa]
Personnel: Esther Kala, Duduzile Mkhwanazi, Mpho Kgame, Yolanda Maqungo, Lerato M. Maroga, Mitta Ndlovu (soprano); Luthando Shenxane, Mokhethi Letlatsa, Phakamile Mboja, Ndumiso Shezi, Oupa Magagula, Sibusiso Mnisi, Xolani Miya (tenor); Donald Radzilane, Linda Tyiwa, Mpho Lebethe, Tshepo Sithole, Themba Nhlapo (bass voice).
Recording information: Loreto Convent Chapel, Pretoria, South Africa.
Photographers: Ryan Woodley; Lerato Louw; Robin Hogarth.
Translators: Jeannine Blanpain; Ute Entwistle.
Arranger: Mara Louw.
Handpick singers from a number of South African choirs, put the excellent Mara Louw out in front as the lead, take a number of hymns they all know from church, as well as the South African national anthem, and you have the ingredients for this excellent disc. Unlike so many hymns, these are performed with great, roaring joy (arranged for the most part by Louw) and recorded--as it should be--in a church. But unlike, say, American or Jamaican gospel, there's a sense of unity, rather than testifying; the voices embrace this music, but they sing it as it is, rather than using it as a lift-off point to testify. The harmonies might have their written roots in Europe, but the voices singing them are ineffably African, bringing something different to the sound. There's a sense of control about it all, even when a speaking voice breaks in on "Jerusalem Ikhaya Lam," for instance, or on the rare occasions when some very spare percussion accompanies the a cappella voices. It's majestic, but that's the intent, a nexus between Europe and Africa, meeting in Christianity. That's even there on the by-now famous "Nkosi Sikelel'i Afrika," the country's very hymn-like national anthem, performed here as the closer, full-voiced and glorious, sung with unconcealed pride and joy.
- 63m 38s
- Audio Format
- PCM Audio
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
- Mara Louw
- Robin Hogarth
- Date Released
- Ludwig Bouwer; Cesar De Almeida
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