Harmonizing Soweto: Golden City Gospel & Kasi Soul From The South Africa
Harmonizing Soweto: Golden City Gospel & Kasi Soul From The South Africa

Diepkloof United Voice

Harmonizing Soweto: Golden City Gospel & Kasi Soul From The South Africa

Sale price17,50 €

In stock
Release LP SKU: OSTLP015
  • November 10, 2023
  • Original
  • New
  • Black

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Dans l'Afrique du Sud de l'époque de l'apartheid, le gospel apportait du réconfort et servait d'outil de communication clandestine pour contourner la censure du régime des colons. Dans les années 2010, le gospel sud-africain, profondément ancré dans l'âme de Soweto, a assumé un nouveau rôle : celui d'un cri sincère contre les échecs et les lacunes persistants, un cri de deuil d'une Afrique du Sud qui ne s'est jamais matérialisée.

Une nouvelle Afrique du Sud avait besoin d'un nouveau son gospel.

En 2016, neuf jeunes hommes issus de différentes parties de Diepkloof, un célèbre quartier débordant de talents au sein de la township tentaculaire de Soweto, se sont réunis pour former le son d'une nouvelle Afrique du Sud sous le nom de Diepkloof United Voice.

La musique de Diepkloof United Voice est devenue virale à plusieurs reprises sur TikTok, YouTube et Facebook, recueillant entre 60 000 et 2 millions de vues. La section des commentaires affiche des emojis de drapeaux du Brésil à l'Inde, ce qui montre la portée mondiale de leur musique.

Cet album a été enregistré sur place à Soweto, dans une salle de classe abandonnée de l'école élémentaire Lebowa, dans la zone 3 de Diepkloof, où la chorale a répété pendant des années. Au milieu des coupures de courant, Diepkloof United Voice a mis tout son cœur, toute son âme et toutes ses cordes vocales dans son premier album, combinant le gospel sud-africain classique, la kasi soul propre à Soweto, le blues américain et la saveur zouloue, pour présenter le gospel contemporain d'une Afrique du Sud en pleine mutation.

La promesse d'une nouvelle Afrique du Sud pourrait enfin se réaliser, car Diepkloof United Voice garantit que l'avenir du pays est guidé par la vérité, prononcée à chaque respiration de leurs voix inimitables.

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