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we've known each of the forever and it's amazing how both those different worlds are coming together and working as one by just 6 just 6 have an incredibly velvety very refined sound to have high and long hats. and there's. a sunset and. sunset to. johannesburg south africa's largest city the metropolis is full of contrasts. it's a center of crime and wealth. for neighborhoods known as the townships right next door to office towers 4 and a half 1000000 people live here. today johannesburg is playing host to a special encounter. 2
a capella and some those from 2 different continents have come together c.l.a from life 6 germany and just 6 from johannesburg south africa. for a week these 6 women and 6 men will join forces to create a common repertoire. well. hope to. each group brings its own musical tradition with it as well as curiosity about the others this ng years from have a broad musical education just 6 learn by ear without sheet music they rely on their musicality and intuition will sell as classical repertoire fit with the african beats of just 6 that's all beautiful because. it just like out comes on top of what we're doing. with the rhythm what could we do with. the
new giant us she'll make this very basic are those who don't proofread. what. is it that. the workshop is being led by marcus du to vic from germany an expert on south african vocal music he's here to help bring the groups together we know as a consumer student couples for signing up in principle they could also do it alone i think my role is just to organize things a bit. there are 3 or 4 really strong players who are contributing ideas and they're brimming with the order to start i've just given them free rein and lots of space and also. you know. the name c.l. is derived from the swedish word for sol this is the ensembles 1st trip to south
africa. and i do think. the women from leipsic visit constitution hill one of the country's most important historical sites once a fort it was later used as a prison. today it's the. each of south africa's constitutional court. the day after they 1st meet the group's give their 1st concert at a music school in sweater. each group introduces itself by singing a piece from its own repertoire it's. 'd great to see. that.
see i have truly arrived. they're finding the african audiences enthusiasm infectious unsellable singing has a long tradition here and is part of everyday life. the next day of rehearsals belongs to separate so to see he's been commissioned by george of ella to compose a work that will be rehearsed here for the very 1st time. it's untitled the birth of change. barely half. the vocalists will later be supported by a full symphony orchestra oh whoa. word.
here they're getting acquainted with a new work which was created on a computer and has never been performed before. you can see the i. want to feel. at some point things just click into place the jazz musician and composer to poke and the vocalists bring the piece to life. and. i know there. was. was there was with this little i suppose for me that this thing since there will be so much attention. it just means to me this week i'm going to
have. that right to ask the and my 1st impression was that it reminded me of many things film music pop music but it also had very rhythmic elements which were a little jazzy to them. in jazz and i think it's amazing the rhythms that will go on there you know the 2 different sections that with the i think we're going to have a good time yes and sand is really interesting that these 2 or 3 voices are going to fuse together with the orchestra. and that's something new for us to sing with a full orchestra. gunson orchestre zing piece to pose pieces are usually very exciting and rhythmic so i'm enjoying the glover does this music and the opportunity to sing together have really been dead ends. it doesn't feel like we've only known another for 3 days i said haggis and the stimulus received it. in.
instinctively the media which which is what i hoped we would do certainly we're going to have a good term i think it's going to look really organically nothing true intellectual about it the military's easy and the scene beautifully so i think you can embody this piece produced. that afternoon c.l.o. pay a visit to the parted museum is south africa's most popular museum and helps visitors understand the effect of the country's past racial segregation. this car was presented to nelson mandela as a gift after his release from prison. the activist who went on to become south africa's 1st black president is still ever present here as is his fight against the apartheid regime with all of its horrors. one of the most impressive exhibits is
the replica of the tiny jail cell where mandela was held in isolation for years. music was also part of the resistance against departed singing together gave protesters a voice i haven't asked for just you know it to here. put it to show i get the feeling that people here express their political opinions through music. and have it as it is for i'm and that people here process a lot of their fear. and they could have emotions light and mass suffering and pain through music zakk. it's simply giving voice to what they're feeling at that moment about what's them and yet making something positive out of their pain. this weekend i think that's really one of africa's strengths for africa interesting i had already suspected that singing has
a completely different meaning here than it does for us in germany and the concept that it brought people together during the apartheid era and gave them strength and was maybe even used to make political statements political statements to keep the spring fed music everything and. right now i'm very angry hesitant because i've just seen or been shown how so many personal fates were affected by a party not my idea that richie apartheid could take time and isn't but i'm also thinking about germany. and how there are still racists all over the world and a justice who gives. meaning. so. they're all in cool aiko means freedom to the women from leipsic are getting a lesson in soon one of south africa's official languages. there was the fact that the.
was. c.l.a and just 6 make good use of the break before their next for herself. she shot him. standing by. and i could see you. and i care of. head was chanting god did you get here. and that in the entire year it was. wrong. because. it was. the. i. know it's winter in south africa it feels like summer.
half. the singers have come to this university campus outside johannesburg to rehearse the new composition together with the orchestra. germany's national youth orchestra is taking advantage of its summer tour through south africa to rehearse birth of change with seppo to see for the 1st time. what's it. to. the composer once his music to entertain people 1st and foremost but with this
piece he also hopes to create a tribute to society's unsung heroes the cleaning ladies the janitors and the bakers. birth of changes to have its world premiere at the beethoven fest in september in the german city of bonn. the vocalists are struggling to make themselves heard over the powerful sound of the orchestra. after they were still there invited to a broadway the south african name for a barbecue. it's a cult. a tradition that brings people and cultures together. for you. and just 6 have
a lot to talk about music their everyday lives and snippets of taxis composition. and what happened in that so of all is described by music as new school stiff new school new striving for something different. look with the same instruments with the same kinds of musicians but it's just a perspective that that is teens i mean i'm a very young guy i'm 28 years old now and i believe that if anything since i have the kids of composing i should be reflecting on the times of today and it's our duty as composed as i tunes to to really put say a covenant and feel of what we experience as young people. almost a week of intensive or her souls is capped off with a concert at the university of pretoria.
beethoven fest. it celebrates the city's famous son the composer and pianist live it from beethoven. how'd you like to live near i mean it's so peaceful it's nice i like it so much. that. i guess the 1st thing they do after getting up is singing. i've never seen them warm up or prepare they just ready to go. we find that really inspiring it gives us the confidence to really go for it it's only. like eastern med also that i like to think of it as. roses among the thorns because we're. and we haven't already serious but hearing the sweet voice and talk it's always so
beautiful. on. t.v. their voice is a so deep and velvety but they can sing high tune. they're very colorful and have an incredible versatility bands in a good suspect they're able to sing classical material but also jazz and soul jessica she saw. how that comes together really nice and they can all the very flexible. to some jazz and all those things so it really mixes very well with what we're doing it's been quite a fun process. there are so many great moments when we tried out new things we worked on material we didn't cover in south africa.
oh murder. i. was did. hold truths. i. wasn't findus he just noticed i think they complement each other extremely well i know sides there's this powerful african rhythms and he's powerful african voices and system and when we have this crystal clear highly precise sound of c.l.o. taking this mix it's really fascinating when because it brings together different worlds united in sound and even perceived leviton for trade with defiance and.
only a few hours are left until the big concert time for a final rehearsal. the singers have spent 5 days practicing the material including birth of change the work commissioned by d.w. . the conductor is brandon phillips a south african who will moving forward oh my. liege. i. see i. feel. that. i'm excited i think the skill a bit of the goods. in this is a really telling to deal with these issues and stream you head be able to make.
i played for us with a good 5. put it would have been fit the teaching of the let's just be like a bit of the week that's exactly what we did with. the studio. yeah. about our lives we were all nervous and wanted to unleash our artistic energy when we were tense before the big day but now we're happy because everything worked out so well. this is a bit of a 2nd so you kept a lot of different things going on the struggle just 6 yeah you know it was a lot and we hope the audience enjoyed it to get to be big and dozens of it every day go you know we have also loved this movie it was so moving. and this was a really profound experience. and after all the hard work this last week and in
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