Our latest live recorded DVD "Inkanyiso" or "reflections". A memorial concert in the Firth Hall Sheffield University held in April 2013 for the late Simon Banda and Mandla Sibanda who began and inspired the choir for over twelve years. The DVD supports live performances from SOSA-XA! Choir, The Sheffield Socialist Choir, Janet Wood, the Rotherham Red Choir, Kassa drums, Kusangana with Tsungai Tsikirayi, Kutamba Dance led by Richard Mahachi and uZambezi led by Lucky Moyo. Support our projects in Southern Africa by getting a copy. We were so lucky to have so many stunning voices as a record of great collaboration. The cost is £12.00 to include post and packing. Available from end August 2013
SINGING for CHANGE
This double digipack recorded by the choir at Red Cloud Studios and led by Mandla Sibanda also supports over 2 hours of DVD material telling the story of Amasiko Lemvelo with songs and dance from Sunduza in Bulawayo, reflections from Sheffield University students on the Millennium development goals for use in geography classes. It tells a brief story of Bulawayo and Sheffield for the benefit of young people in both countries. Dronfield school students have created materials for use by students in Africa. There is also poetry from Bart Wolfe. Finally some four part transcriptions of our songs in stave notation are included for use by other choirs. Thanks to Brett Wormersley for his superb engineering efforts on the CD and to Mandla Sibanda, John Salway, Ethel Dlamini and Geoff Gaines and Philip Weiss for hours spent on the DVD production. The cost is £15.00 to include postage and packing and the profits support the project in Zimbabwe .
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Recorded in 2006. This was Mandla Sibanda's first studio recording with the choir covering a beautiful collection of a cappella songs combined with percussive interludes all arranged for mixed voices. A real collectors gem as also contains some subtle percussion from Simon Banda. The cost is a mere £10.00 including postage and packing
Listen to the track samples
Recorded live in 2003 at the Firth Hall of Sheffield University. Dynamic performances captured from a first recording led by Mandla Sibanda and strongly encouraged by Simon Banda. The cost is £10.00 including postage and packing.
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