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NYC to international stardom

Date: Jan 17, 2020

From Limpopo to the top of the world: Ndlovu Youth Choir's incredible rise to international stardom!

One of the most inspiring entertainment stories of 2019 is that of the Ndlovu Youth Choir and their incredible voices being recognised all over the world.

From their humble beginnings in rural Limpopo to being signed by one of the biggest record labels in the music industry.

We'll take a closer look at the viral video that announced their entrance onto the world stage, their time on America's Got Talent, and what 2020 holds for them.
 

THEIR ORIGINS:

The Ndlovu Choir was established in Moutse Valley in rural Limpopo, over a decade ago in January 2009.

Formed by the Ndlovu Care Group's child care community programme to give children from disadvantaged backgrounds the same opportunities as their more advantaged counterparts.

Who are the choristers? Thirty talented, underprivileged teenagers and young adults from ages fourteen until twenty-four.

THE VIRAL VIDEO WITH WOUTER KELLERMAN:

Ndlovu's incredible 2019 was preceded by a significant moment in the latter half of the previous year on 15 October 2018 when everything changed.

That's when Grammy-winning South African musician uploaded a video of himself and the young, vibrant group performing a Zulu version of Ed Sheeran's hit song Shape of You and it went viral.

Wouter told Channel24 about the collaboration: "I gave them a call, they are so talented, and I wanted to work with them on this – we filmed it and released it - and it just took off."

WATCH THE VIRAL VIDEO HERE: https://youtu.be/JjV36ub5ybI 

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