Two young South African choirs have brought chills to the world stage this week with Tuks Camerata bringing the house down in Spain, and the Drakensberg Boys Choir doing the same in Japan!
Tuks Camerata’s performance – at the 11th World Symposium on Choral Music, in Barcelona – was so brilliant that Choral Stream have pinned it to the top of their Facebook page, and said: “The University of Pretoria’s Tuks Camerata absolutely brought the house down with this glorious performance of Schmidt and Barrett’s arrangement of “Indodana.” Who else is inspired?”
Watch University of Pretoria Camerata perform Indodana in Spain
Tuks Camerata thanked their supporters and said they hope everyone enjoys this video as much as “we enjoyed performing at this great event!”
The University of Pretoria's Tuks Camerata absolutely brought the house down with this glorious performance of Schmidt and Barrett's arrangement of "Indodana." Who else is inspired?
Posted by Choral Stream on Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Meanwhile in Japan, the Drakensberg Boys Choir School have made South Africans very proud with their tour of the country.
KwaZulu-Natal teacher Pamela Couzyn says: “The Drakensberg Boys Choir School is in the final week of a six week tour of Japan. The tour has been a phenomenal success and the Japanese have been all embracing of our unique and truly South African brand. The Drakie boys are brilliant brand ambassadors. #proudlysouthafrican.”
Here’s a short excerpt from the choir’s 2017 Folklore set ‘Siphume Afrika’ (We come from Africa), as performed in Japan. The programme highlights a cause close to their hearts – a celebration of South Africa’s diverse Wildlife, as well as a plea to end the senseless killing of rhinos for their horns.
Watch Drakensberg Boys Choir in Japan – Folklore 2017 (Excerpt – The Poachers are Coming)
This excerpt contains: 1) Bayeza abazingeli (The poachers are coming), followed by 2) The Hunt – gumboot dance. Music & Lyrics are by Nduduzo Mkhize & Bernard Krüger.