Friday, February 16, 2007

Soweto Gospel Choir - African Spirit

The third album from Soweto Gospel Choir is called "African Spirit," a title that's more than justified by such rollicking, soulful numbers as "Seteng Sediba." But the disc also includes a lot of Western crossover, which lessens the effect of the most exuberant material. Though it makes a certain sense to ransack the songbooks of Bob Marley ("One Love") and Jimmy Cliff ("Sitting in Limbo"), such Dylan songs as "Forever Young" are ill-suited to the group, and "World in Union" is closer to Broadway than Johannesburg. Most egregious is a version of U2's "One" in which the choir, comprising more than 30 voices, serves merely as a backup group for the ever-preening Bono.
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