WATCH| Ndlovu Youth Choir releases first original song

09 February 2021 - 11:20
By Cebelihle Bhengu
The Ndlovu Youth Choir's new song, Phakamani, has received rave reviews on YouTube.
Image: Corinna Tannian The Ndlovu Youth Choir's new song, Phakamani, has received rave reviews on YouTube.

From the stage of America's Got Talent to collaborating with world-acclaimed artists, SA's much-loved Ndlovu Youth Choir has announced the release of its first original song and music video.

Phakamani,  is a song of hope for the arts, an industry which continues to feel the effects of the lockdown.

โ€œPhakamani! The performing arts are among the hardest hit in these trying times, but the human spirit's creativity and resilience promise that we will rise!โ€ the choir wrote on its Twitter page.

The song has received over 12,000 views on YouTube in under 24 hours. Fans of the choir have also flooded social media with glowing reviews of the song and video and congratulatory messages.

โ€œThey epitomise everything that is good in our country โ€” proudly South African,โ€ wrote Jane Dawson.

โ€œYou never let us down young African souls, I'm proud of you,โ€ Ddamba Yasin wrote.

Tshepo Moteka said: โ€œWhen you're feeling down, listen to this choir. You will rise, your soul will be uplifted.โ€