Isaiah Shembe, Galilee Shembe, Johannes Galilee Shembe, Carol Ann Muller, Bongani Mthethwa, Themba Mbhele, Sazi Dlamini
2010 |

The texts comprise the original isiZulu hymns as well as English translations, and are brought to life with an accompanying compact disc of song, story and interview excerpts. These include detail about the seminal moment of change and controversy in the 1990s, when the organ was introduced by church member and ethnomusicologist, Bongani Mthethwa, to accompany the Shembe hymnal repertory. The initiative gave birth to dozens of youth choirs who sang the hymns in a new style, and began to compose their own repertory about Shembe in a more `gospel-inflected' musical version of their faith. --

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