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The SFL Choir rocked thousands of audience in Sweden.

posted 5 Apr 2014, 09:10 by ntobeko dlamini

The much anticipated Star For Life ‘Marching For Love’ tour came to a spectacular end last week Thursday. The Star For Life Choir took Sweden by storm with hit songs such as ‘Shona khona’ and ‘Wish upon a star’. The choir entertained audiences in Stockholm, Göteborg, Malmö, Helsingborg and Jönköping.

 

The Star Choir performing on stage.

From left front row; Thulane Dlomo, Skhumbuzo Mnguni and Nokwanda Ndawonde.

Back row from left; Slindile Mazibuko, Thandiwe Mazibuko and Ken Wennerholm.


Every year the choir embarks on an international trip and entertain thousands of music lovers in Sweden, the choir first began to tour internationally in 2005 and this year’s tour marked the ten year anniversary.

The SFL choir shared the stage with popular names in the music industry such Mans Zalmerlow, Moh Denebi and Triple and Touch, just to mention a few. Two talented post matric learners from Vukuzakhe High School, a Star For Life partnered school in Umlazi South of Durban, KwaZulu Natal, Nokwanda Ndawonde and Thulane Dlomo were part of the four choir members. Nokwanda Ndawonde, said travelling to Sweden was a great experience but that was not all, sharing the stage with big names such Ken and Göran and others was remarkable. Nokwanda passed her matric last year but due to the lack of funds she was forced to take a gap year. “This is tour has taught me a lot about working with people from diverse cultures as well as to appreciate my own tradition and culture, I am looking forward to future endeavours with the choir,” said Nokwanda.

Nokwanda Ndawonde performing on stage.

Her choir mate Thulane Dlomo said, “It was exciting to see so many people enthralled by our performances, travelling the world has always been my dream and I am grateful to all the Star For Life sponsors and fans in Sweden for making this tour a success,” said Thulani.

The choir leader and the Arts Manager at Star For Life Southern Africa, Thandiwe Mazibuko said that as usual they received a very warm welcome and support from Swedish people, “The show was a great success, we performed in 6 cities in a period of 3 weeks, we are now back in South Africa to prepare for the upcoming tour in September”.

The choir is expected to embark on a 2nd edition of ‘Marching For Love’ tour in Sweden in September this year.

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