Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Jewish Traces in Unexpected Places: South African Choir Sings 3 Hebrew Songs



Khayelitsha United Mambazo is an Isicathamiya choir from Indlovini in Khayelitsha. (Isicathamiya is a form of Traditional African Male Vocal Music.) The 11-piece group aim to follow in the footsteps of their heroes and friends, Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

The choir spent many years performing at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, entertaining visitors from across the world. Their rich and powerful performance is built on a varied repertoire consisting of famous traditional songs, as well as a large selection of original songs mostly themed around social issues. After their performances they work with boys in their neighborhood, acting as mentors and role models to involve the boys in constructive activities. 

In this video they sing three Hebrew songs: Hevenu Shalom Aleichem, Mikimi, and Ki Va Moed.

Enjoy! 

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