Release Name: Pumeza_Matshikiza-Voice_of_Hope-2014-VOiCE
ARTiST : Pumeza Matshikiza
TiTLE : Voice of Hope
GENRE : Opera
LABEL : Deca Music
RiPDATE : May-05-2014
STOREDATE : 000-00-0000
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TYPE/SOURCE : Album / CDDA
Pumeza Matshikiza’s debut album on Decca Classics tells her incredible story in music: from her childhood in the townships of South Africa to the stage of Europe s great opera houses.
Growing up amid the violence of apartheid in 1980s South Africa, Pumeza moved with her mother from one township to another around Cape Town looking for ever-safer places to live. She discovered opera by accident, channel-surfing the radio as a teenager. Overcoming extraordinary obstacles and prejudice she eventually enrolled at the South African College of Music in Mandela s post-apartheid world.
South African composer Kevin Volans recognised the distinctive beauty of her voice and bought her a plane ticket to London where she auditioned for the Royal College of Music. She was immediately offered a full scholarship, and from there she went on to join the Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. Today she is a leading artist at Stuttgart Opera.
Voice of Hope follows her musical journey from townships to the operatic stage with traditional South African songs in her native Xhosa language (many made famous by Miriam Makeba); tracks accompanied by The African Children s Choir, including a new arrangement Nkosi Sikelel iAfrika (The National Anthem), through to popular opera arias by Mozart and Puccini.
01 Thula Baba (Hush, My Baby) 03:12
02 Omio Babbino Caro 02:04
03 Malika (My Angel) 02:48
04 Vedrai, Carino (Mozart Don Giovanni) 03:28
05 Lakutshon’ilanga (When the Sun Sets 03:28
06 Ntyilo Ntyilo (Little Bird) 03:32
07 Donde Lieta Usci (Puccini La Boheme) 03:05
08 Holilili 03:12
09 The Naughty Little Flea 03:10
10 Qongqothwane (the Click Song) 02:28
11 Umzi Watsha (the House is Buring) 03:27
12 Saduva (Hush, I Hear You) 02:45
13 Pata Pata 02:11
14 Baxabene Ixam (Click Song 2) 02:07
15 Senzeni Na (What Have We Done) 03:07
16 Nkosi Sikelel’ Iafrika (God Bless Africa) (South African Natinal Anthem) 02:25
17 Umhome (Nowhere to Go) 01:09
18 Signore, Ascolta! (Puccini Turandot) 02:50