It’s the most incredible thing when a video has the ability to give you goosebumps, make you teary-eyed and burst with pride. It doesn’t happen very often and when it does it’s normally because the content of the video hits home. This was the case when I watched the Ndlovu Youth Choir performing on America’s Got Talent. This group of individuals from our neighbouring province, Limpopo in South Africa, were the first African group to advance to the finals of America’s Got Talent and we can’t stop watching their performances!
Coming from a community were basic necessities are a daily struggle, these individuals were filled with hope and energy as they arrived in America for the first time and hit the big stage. Dressed in bright and bold African colours, this group has taken our breath away and stolen our hearts with their spirit, innate rhythm, harmonies and bold, confident voices. They represent a unity and togetherness for South Africa and they’ve had the Londolozi Family rooting for them and singing along to their familiar songs.
Judge Simon Cowell describes their energy: “I don’t know what it is, it’s like, if I could bottle it I’d drink it everyday”, they exhibit effortlessness in creating pure magic. The Londolozi Family is proud to be South African when watching a group like this, full of hope and creating such happiness wherever they go. One of the choir members said “When we sing, that’s when we have one voice, that’s when we unite”, and so they have connected and brought together the rest of South Africa in their contagious positivity and glow. With South Africa’s Heritage Day fast approaching, these videos have made our hearts a little warmer.
This group reminds us of our wonderful Londolozi Ladies Choir. When watching our ladies in the boma you’ll see a chef, a housekeeper, a gardener, a mother, a daughter… all brought together through the exquisite art of singing as one, regardless of backgrounds. We are so very proud of the Ndlovu Choir who we believe are incredible ambassadors for our country as well as idols for the youth of South Africa.