Moutse: the dusty village that raised the Ndlovu Youth Choir

When Dutch physician Hugo Templeman asked a choir in a Limpopo village to sing, naively thinking it would do the self-esteem of its young members some good, little could he know he was setting them and their community on the road to world conquest

15 September 2019 - 00:00

The Zulu phrase, which means I am happy, echoes beyond the walls of Sarah Nhlapho’s home in Moutse village in Limpopo. She is one of the five “Gutsy Gogos” who have been creating beaded pieces for the Ndlovu Youth Choir, the singing sensations who this week compete in the finals of the world’s biggest talent show, America’s Got Talent.

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